NBC Universal Warns File-Sharers of Criminal Prosecution

After years of negotiating and planning the “six strikes” copyright alert system finally went live last month. Under the program, copyright holders will alert ISPs about infringing material being shared on their networks and the providers will send friendly and educational alerts to affected customers. However, since not all ISPs are participating in the program, several copyright holders also send out separate DMCA notices to other Internet providers. These notices are not new, but the threatening language used by the movie studio goes directly against the goal of the copyright alert system. As can be seen below, NBC Universal takes quite a different approach in the notices that fall outside the scope of the copyright alert system. Let’s take a look at a notice a BitTorrent user received a few days ago for allegedly downloading a TV-show. In the first paragraph there’s already a mention of possible legal action…

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NBC Universal Warns File-Sharers of Criminal Prosecution

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Monday, March 25th, 2013 Net News

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