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Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by lynette.
Starting this fall, most of the major U.S. internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast will launch a graduated response program, which will begin warning you to stop if you are downloading pirated material. This program, sponsored by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), is a 6-step copyright alert system. It is a voluntary initiative among ISPS that helps formalize and create consistency among them in how they will alert consumers about downloading illegally copied material. Whether or not you are knowingly doing it, all consumers will be warned a few times before final legal action is taken.
Given the launch of this program 10 weeks from now, here are some tips for parents, kids, and schools.
Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by lynette.
This past Wednesday, Wikipedia and many other online communities decided to blackout their websites for as long as 24 hours in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). These two pieces of U.S. legislation are intended to stop the distribution of pirated music, movies and television shows online. At the moment, due to the protest and concerns voiced by numerous organizations, it currently appears support for these two bills is waning.
Despite your stance on these two bills, one thing is clear: the music, movie, and television industries have spent a lot of time and money to address piracy. Stronger actions will be taken against those who engage in producing and consuming pirated material in some form. There are important shifts going on that we all need to aware of so we are ready for them and can guide kids accordingly.