Friday, March 23, 2012
Major ISP's may implement "6 strikes" rule this summer
Karl Bode is reporting that major ISP’s in the US are considering a “six strikes” program which would disconnect customers who generate repeated complaints for illegal downloading, whether founded or not. Here is the story. Not all ISP’s are involved, and the public is being left out of the loop. The policies could go into effect July 1, 2012. ISP's say there will be a progressive education (like progressive discipline) program.
Corynne McSherry at Electronic Frontier Foundation asks, "what if users had been at the table?", here.
This appears to be mostly (or entirely) directed at P2P and BitTorrent “paranormal” activity. But the ISP’s could “close the Amazon”.