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Advocates call ‘six strikes’ anti-piracy policy huge success despite total lack of evidence

27
Feb
2014

Surprise: Advocates of the so-called “six strikes” anti-piracy policy are calling it a smashing success but aren’t releasing any data to back up their claims. For those of you who need a refresher, the six strikes policy was a new plan pushed by copyright advocates on ISPs that essentially gives users up to six different notices or warnings after they download pirated content before throttling their Internet speeds or blocking their access to certain websites. The program was hit with multiple delays since its inception and critics have said that it’s completely impossible to enforce fairly in buildings with shared connections. Nonetheless, Karl Bode at DSL Reports writes that copyright advocates are hailing six strikes as a major success that has dealt a serious

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