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MPAA Wants ISPs to Disconnect Persistent Pirates

The MPAA wants Internet providers and services to take stronger actions against persistent copyright infringers. Ideally, the most egregious pirates should lose their accounts permanently, the group says. To accomplish this ISPs should be required to track the number of notices they receive for each account.

Repeat Infringers Can Be Mere Downloaders, Court Rules

A 10-year-old copyright case has prompted an interesting opinion from a US appeals court. In determining the nature of a "repeat infringer" (which service providers must terminate to retain safe harbor), the court found these could be people who simply download infringing content for personal use.

Piracy Notices Can Mess With Your Thermostat, ISP Warns

US Internet provider Armstrong warns that persistent pirates can have their Internet access throttled. As a result, they may no longer have full control over their thermostats. Those who continue pirating after an obligatory copyright education may have their full service terminated.

Comcast Explains How It Deals With Persistent Pirates

Comcast subscribers risk having their Internet, TV and phone access terminated in the event the ISP receives repeat piracy accusations from copyright holders. The Internet provider has recently published a detailed overview of its "repeat infringer" policy, which has become a hot topic after a Fourth Circuit court order last…

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