Posts Tagged 'regulations'

Six-strikes plan will be used to control piracy

The U.S. authorities are making a new attempt to stop piracy in the music industry by implementing the so-called “six-strikes” plan.
The plan allows major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to work as copyright police, monitoring the web activity of their customers. When a subscriber starts downloading copyrighted material illegally, his ISP will send him an “educational” notice saying that illegal activity has been linked to their account. If the illegal activity continues, then the ISP will send “confirmation” notices to …

Continue Reading →
0

U.S. Internet rules to take effect November 20

U.S. Internet rules to take effect November 20

(Reuters) – Long-delayed U.S. Internet rules that tackle the controversial issue of balancing consumer and content provider interests against those who sell access to the Web will take effect November 20.
The Federal Communications Commission’s “open Internet” order was published in the Federal Register on Friday, and immediately drew threats of court and congressional challenges.
The rules were adopted by the FCC late last year after a lengthy debate, but only recently cleared a review by the White House’s Office …

Continue Reading →
0