US halts internet 'six strikes' anti-piracy scheme

Posted in: Online TV/Music at 02/02/2017 14:52

A controversial programme that could have seen persistent content-pirates have their internet access cut off, has been stopped in the US.

The Copyright Alert System, notified internet subscribers whose accounts had been used to download copyrighted content for free.

Copyright holders hailed the scheme a success, despite its closure.

But critics said there was no evidence to show that the system had brought down piracy levels.
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