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'Six Strikes' copyright alert system goes live this week

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A picture taken on March 10, 2009 in Paris shows the screen of a computer showing a web site of downloading. French bloggers and high-tech experts scorned on March 10, 2009 plans to punish illegal downloaders by cutting off Internet access, saying the move was unfair, unworkable and would not stop online piracy. AFP/AFP/Getty Images

The Center for Copyright Information has revealed more details about its Copyright Alert System, a cooperation between internet providers and content owners.

The new plan, nicknamed the "six strikes" system, warns users when they are downloading or sharing owned content then issue a warning, a requirement to watch an educational video, or a temporary slowdown of service.

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