Copyright Alert System for major internet providers delayed until early 2013


The Copyright Alert System that was due to be implemented by ISPs such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon has been delayed. AT&T was expected to activate the system on November 28th, but a notice from the Center for Copyright Information indicates that the scheme has been pushed back to “the early part of 2013.” The organization says that the holdup is due to Hurricane Sandy, but TorrentFreak believes the group has had difficulties bringing all its partners onboard bodies that include the major ISPs and the American Arbitration Association.

When the CAS does go live, ISPs will take different actions if a user receives five to six copyright infringement warnings. Time Warner Cable, for example, will block access to popular websites on the…

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