New Six Strikes Internet Regulations

Friday, July 15, 2011


Last week the six largest internet service providers in the country announced an agreement with the nation's largest content providers.  The ISP's will adopt something called the copyright alert system - if users are suspected of pirating copyrighted material they'll be warned - up to six times - at which point something bad will happen to them.  Timothy B. Lee of Ars Technica explains the strikes and the stakes.

Comments [2]

James Williams

In this story, it was reported that the ISPs would really rather not be monitoring traffic for (possible)copyright infringement. I was hoping someone would tie that to net neutrality. ISPs do want to monitor traffic in order to penalize competitive services or services that don't pay extra. Net neutrality would be consistent with not having to monitor for copyright.

Jul. 20 2011 07:09 PM
Jim Carnney

I am having major problems with your newly designed website. I use OTM as a second textbook in most of my Media and Journalism classes and have had many problems trying to link the show segments to my assignments. The old web site was much easier to navigate and get to the audio archive. Please work on making it more user friendly. It is an academic treasure trove and wish to share it with my students.
Jim Carney
Deputy Chair
Journalism, Communication & Theatre
City University Of New York
Lehman College

Jul. 18 2011 02:07 PM

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