ISPs to monitor peer-to-peer file-sharing in new anti-piracy plan

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A long-delayed plan to curb piracy — a collaboration between ISPs, copyright holders and the White House — is set to go into effect by the end of the year. The “six strike” policy for handling those who seek and distribute copyrighted files is described as educational, but also calls for punitive measures.

The “Copyright Alert System” has been in the works for years, and should be in action in the next few months, Jill Lesser, head of the Center for Copyright Information, told Wired. The CCI designed and has been promoting the alert system. While it was intended to launch sooner, public backlash around IP protection laws SOPA and PIPA was seen as potentially endangering the effort.

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