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US ISP Disconnects Alleged Pirates for 6 Months

Sep 27, 2010, 13:04 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Chao-Kuei Hung for this link. ]

"The United States Internet Service provider Suddenlink has effectively implemented a three-strikes policy for repeated copyright infringers. After three DMCA notices, alleged copyright infringers are disconnected from the Internet for six months, without a refund. According to a company representative, the DMCA requires them to take such drastic measures.

"Just a few days ago France started warning thousands of file-sharers as part of the controversial Hadopi anti-piracy law that was introduced there earlier this year. Upon receiving their third warning, alleged copyright infringers will lose their internet connection for several weeks."

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