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ISPs set to go after pirates starting July 12

Larissa Anderson Mar 16, 2012

The head of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) told U.S. publishers this week that his organization and a handful of Internet Service Providers (ISP) like Comcast, Verizon and others are going to start paying attention to what you’re doing online, and if you’re pirating stuff – tv shows, music, what have you – your ISP just might crack down on you. First, they’ll try to teach you that you’re pirating stuff and that’s illegal. If you keep pirating content, they could take more dramatic action. From CNET:

Participating ISPs can choose from a list of penalties, or what the RIAA calls “mitigation measures,” which include throttling down the customer’s connection speed and suspending Web access until the subscriber agrees to stop pirating.

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