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Copyright Alert System Coming Within Weeks

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American Internet users can expect to start seeing notifications from their Internet service providers if they trade files on peer-to-peer networks.

A blog post by Jill Lesser, executive director of the Center for Copyright Information, revealed the long-awaited Copyright Alert System (CAS) will begin “in the coming weeks” and provided some details about the partnership with ISPs to deter subscribers from infringement over peer-to-peer networks.

In the coming weeks, participating ISPs will launch its version of the CAS. Each system allows content owners to send infringement notices to subscribers via the ISP. When infringing activity continues, CAS will send “enhanced alerts” that vary by ISP but range from a requirement that a subscriber review educational material to temporary throttling of the subscriber’s Internet speed.

The CCI member companies include the RIAA, the MPAA and five major Internet service providers: Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable.

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