If you’re in the US and a customer of one of the large ISPs, then you might be interested in reading the following story. According to leaked AT&T documents, obtained by TorrentFreak, the ISPs are currently preparing to start with the so called ‘six strikes’ anti-piracy measure. This means that ISPs will send six warnings to users who download or share copyright software, video and audio. Those who receive a 5th of 6th warning will first need to complete an online educational tutorial on copyright before they are able to normally access other pages again.
When the tutorial is not completed access to the most visited websites is blocked. After the 6th warning, copyright owners might decide to sue you. And you don’t get away with denying someone else was on your computer, the AT&T documents clearly state that you will be held responsible for your internet connection. The launch date of this far going anti-piracy measure would be the 28th of November, when not only AT&T will start with it, also Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon will likely start with it.