US “Copyright Alert System” set to begin

Posted On March 11, 2013
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The Center for Copyright Information has announced that US copyright owners will begin rolling out the Copyright Alert System (CAS).

Under the CAS, copyright owners send notices of alleged P2P copyright infringement to ISPs, and the ISPs forward those notices to consumers in the form of “Alerts”.

Consumers whose accounts have been used to share copyrighted content over P2P networks illegally (or without authority) will receive Alerts that are meant to educate rather than punish, and direct them to legal alternatives.

For those consumers who believe they received Alerts in error, there is a process will be in place for them to seek independent review of the Alert received.

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