US ISP Disconnects Alleged Pirates for 6 Months
Sep 27, 2010, 13:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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."