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

By Laura Devaney
February 26th, 2013

The newest attempt to thwart illegal filesharing launched Monday 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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Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura