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'Six Strikes' copyright alert system goes live this week

A picture taken on March 10, 2009 in Par

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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.

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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