Comcast is experimenting with alternative anti-piracy system




Comcast is experimenting with alternative anti-piracy system

The American ISP Comcast develops anti-piracy system where the surfing habits of its subscribers being watched. If ‘illegal’ P2P downloads are detected, the service proposals through a pop-up legal alternatives.

According to Variety Comcast wants to start a beta program with other U.S. ISPs. Also looking for the American provider cooperation with the music and film industries. When the trial is expected to start, is not yet clear.

Comcast The Comcast system should serve as an alternative to the current “six strikes’ program that runs at American ISPs and the number of illegal downloads to reduce. During the trial would be the surfing behavior of a small group of U.S. Internet monitoring. Once the software from Comcast noticed that over P2P networks illegal content will be downloaded, the user should get to see a pop-up which legal alternatives are shown. This may for example references to the store or a streaming video site.

It is still unclear whether the system of possible illegal downloads Comcast will block if detected. In the current six strikes system, also known as the Copyright Alert System, which is used by five major U.S. ISPs with the RIAA and MPAA can isp decide to squeeze. Bandwidth of a subscriber off after six warnings However, they are not mandatory.



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