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[ NNSquad ] Report: Comcast working on new anti-piracy scheme, moving beyond "Six Strikes"
Comcast working on new anti-piracy scheme, moving beyond "Six Strikes" http://j.mp/1b7DXfl (ars technica) Comcast is developing a new scheme to combat digital piracy in the United States, according to a new report from Variety. The country's largest cable operator "has begun preliminary discussions with both film and TV studios and other leading Internet service providers about employing technology, according to sources, that would provide offending users with transactional opportunities to access legal versions of copyright-infringing videos as they're being downloaded." - - - Prediction: If ever implemented as described, this system will fail in its intended purpose. It assumes that (1) Users won't be immediately scared off by the pop-up, thinking it's a fake or trap of some kind, (2) That casual downloaders of this content have enough interest in it to pay for it from any source (most associated downloading is purely opportunistic and doesn't actually represent lost sales, despite industry claims to the contrary), and (3) That the material users are downloading actually has any affiliated legit viewing options that exist at all. --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (email@example.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info Founder: - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://google.com/+LaurenWeinstein Twitter: http://twitter.com/laurenweinstein Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad