The Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Initiative Is Dead

The Copyright Alert System, better known as the “six strikes and you’re out” program, is dead. The Center for Copyright Information killed it while maintaining it was a success. Which, given the amount of piracy that’s still happening, sounds more like wishful thinking than the truth. After years of flailing around trying to gently persuade people not to pirate stuff, various industry bodies and ISPs teamed up to form the Center for Copyright Information. Its job was to educate the general public about copyright laws, and why downloading the latest Nickelback album without paying for it was wrong. I mean…

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