Sunday, January 29, 2017

The US ‘Six Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Scheme is Dead

Ding dong the witch is dead. Which old witch? The wicked witch. I have no idea why they thought this was going to work but I guess it doesn't matter now, does it?

The "six-strikes" Copyright Alert System is no more. In a brief announcement, MPAA, RIAA, and several major US ISPs said that the effort to educate online pirates has stopped. It's unclear why the parties ended their voluntary agreement, but the lack of progress reports in recent years indicates that it wasn't as successful as they had hoped.