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US six-strikes anti-piracy scheme delayed until next year

Rhian Jones
Piracy

The US six strikes anti-piracy scheme has been delayed until next year after it was supposed to launch yesterday.

According to a set of leaked internal training documents, American internet provider AT&T was to start sending out anti-piracy warning notices to its subscribers on November 28.

The Center for Copyright Information (CCI) has since announced that the ISPs are not ready to send warnings, citing Hurricane Sandy as one of the reasons for the delay, TorrentFreak reports.

CCI’s executive director Jill Lesser explains: “Due to unexpected factors largely stemming from Hurricane Sandy which have seriously affected our final testing schedules, CCI anticipates that the participating ISPs will begin sending alerts under the Copyright Alert System in the early part of 2013, rather than by the end of the year,

“We need to be sure that all of our ‘I’s are dotted and ‘T’s crossed before any company begins sending alerts, and we know that those who are following our progress will agree,”

The scheme is now expected to take off early next year.

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Tags: Piracy, anti-piracy, CCI

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