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Major US ISPs Refuse to Discuss Repeat Infringer Policies

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:56 am

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Copyright infringement is becoming a big issue in the United States, not least because those labeled "repeat infringers" could potentially have their home connections suspended temporarily or even shut down completely. So what are the rules at the major ISPs serving the country, in their own words?

Every single week, Internet users in the United States take to Reddit and other discussion forums seeking advice about copyright infringement notices.

A common topic is how many notices a customer can receive from their ISP before things get serious. One might think this basic information would be easy to find but despite most major ISPs in the US stating that they don’t allow infringement and there could be consequences for receiving multiple complaints, more often than not their information pages aren’t specific.

So, in an effort to cut through all the jargon and put all the relevant information into one article, on August 27 we approached several of the major ISPs in the United States – Comcast, AT&T, Charter/Spectrum, Verizon, and CenturyLink – with a list of questions, detailed below;

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Re: Major US ISPs Refuse to Discuss Repeat Infringer Policie

Postby bmh67wa » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:28 pm

I forgot to turn on my VPN one day when I was downloading a movie using BitTorrent and two days later I received an email from my ISP. It said that they don't track or report infringers but if they get any more complaints about me they would have to terminate my service with them. I haven't made that mistake since. What I had downloaded was stupid anyway since I later discovered that the movie was on Hulu.
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