Copyright Infringement

‘Six Strikes’ System Flags P2P Piracy and Throttles Broadband Connections

The entertainment industry is teaming with five major Internet service providers to this week launch a new Copyright Alert System that will first warn online pirates and then start to strangle bandwidth of repeat offenders.Dubbed “Six Strikes,” the new system began roll out Monday, putting consumers on notice that content owners would be monitoring for illegal downloading or uploading of copyrighted movies, music and televsion shows and notifying participating ISPs such actvitity is detected.

Twitter Complied with 69% of US Government Requests for Account Data

Government requests for user account information made to Twitter pale in comparison to the number made to Google, but nonetheless, the number is on the rise according to Twitter’s Transparency Report, released today. Twitter’s report said government requests are generally made in conjunction with some kind of criminal investigation; 815 requests came from the United States government and Twitter complied 69 percent of the time; 57 percent worldwide.

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