Have you illegally downloaded music and movies in the privacy of your own home for years without any repercussions? That’s about to change.
The Copyright Alert System (“CAS”) was developed to educate internet users on copyright infringement. Now, when a user illegally downloads copyrighted content from a peer-to-peer network or file sharing site, if a copyright owner witnesses the infringement, a notification is sent from the copyright owner to the internet provider, who then sends an Alert to the user.
The goal of this new program is to educate internet users about the importance of respecting copyrights and to alert users of their infringing activity.
How it works: