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MPAA Negotiates With ISPs to Disconnect or Penalize Copyright Offenders
March 30, 2009, 11:45 am
Filed under: Music | Tags: ,

Wired:
Hollywood studios are negotiating with broadband providers to take action against customers caught downloading movies repeatedly. Penalties range from redirecting infringers’ browsers to an anti-piracy message and disconnecting them entirely, a movie industry source familiar with the talks said Friday. The revelation came as the Recording Industry Association of America is talking with the same ISPs to get them to adopt a “three-strikes” plan and cut internet access to repeat infringers of music copyright. The RIAA proposal aims to make music fans stop trading pirated material, while limiting industry lawsuits that target individual offenders who face court damages of as much as $150,000 an infringement.


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