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Digital rights advocates wary of new ‘six strikes’ initiative for online piracy

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The newest attempt to thwart illegal filesharing launched Feb. 25, and while the “six strikes and you’re out” initiative seems to offer light penalties, digital rights advocates are concerned that it lacks transparency, The Guardian reports.

The Copyright Alert System (CAS) was devised by a coalition of internet service providers (ISPs), content owners, and the government to curb illegal downloading by alerting “casual infringers” when illegal filesharing is detected on their IP address…

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