American internet provider AT&T will start sending out anti-piracy warning notices to its subscribers on November 28.
According to a set of leaked internal training documents, customers whose accounts are repeatedly flagged for alleged copyright infringements will have their access to frequently visited websites blocked, until they complete an online copyright course.
It’s expected that most other participating ISPs will start their versions of the anti-piracy plan on the same date.
The documents also reveal that those who receive a fifth and sixth alert may eventually be faced with a lawsuit.
“After the fifth alert, the content owner may pursue legal action against the customer, and may seek a court order requiring AT&T to turn over personal information to assist the litigation,” AT&T explains.
A recent Musicmetric study revealed the US tops the list in the worldwide chart of BitTorrent downloads. In the first six months of 2012, they clocked up 96,681,133, compared to 43,263,582 in the UK.