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Share Your Six Strikes!
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 11:23 AM
The Copyright Alert System (CAS), known colloquially as "Six Strikes" is being launched today. This program will enact punitive measures against people sharing copyrighted material, up to and including temporarily slowing down their internet and blocking certain cites.
We want to track this program - see how well it's working, whether it's throwing false positives, and what these measures look like. We need your help to do that.
Earlier this month, we spoke with Jill Lesser, Executive Director of the Center for Copyright Information, the organization charged with implementing the six strikes program, and what it will look like when it is implemented.
Lesser's description of the program sounds fine in the abstract - an education initiative that looks to provide legal alternatives for people downloading illegally. We want to know how it's working in practice. So we're asking you, our listeners, to send us any communication you get via the Copyright Alert System. Email notices, screenshots, even videos of your browser loading so slow that it's useless. If you've run afoul of the CAS, we want to know about it. If you receive a CAS alert, please email producer Alex Goldman at firstname.lastname@example.org