Verizon Six Strikes plans become public

TorrentFreak has obtained the following from the Verizon web site:

This appears to (somewhat) ally earlier fears that deep packet sniffing would be used to find infringing content claiming that Verizon will only act on “copyright owners” data.   Where do they get their data?   “Automated methods”.   Are these honeypot?   Deep packet sniffing?   Unclear.

And there’s more.

Finally, TorrentFreak also confirmed that the alerts outlined above will also apply to business customers. This means that coffee shops and other small businesses will have to be very careful over who they allow on their company networks. It could mean the end of free WiFi in many places.

Aside from Verizon we previously received some details on the measures AT&T and Time Warner Cable will take.

Leaked AT&T documents showed that they will block users’ access to some of the most frequently-visited websites on the Internet, until they complete a copyright course. Time Warner Cable willtemporarily interrupt people’s ability to browse the Internet.

It’s expected that the two remaining providers, Cablevison and Comcast, will take similar measures. None of the ISPs will permanently disconnect repeat infringers as part of the plan.

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