“Six strikes” anti-piracy plan is delayed until 2013, thanks to Hurricane Sandy

The “six strikes” anti-piracy “education” program, the program where internet service providers (ISPs) in the United States take action against people accused of pirating copyrighted content, was originally planned to be up and running by the end of 2012. However, the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), the group that administers the “six strikes” program, has said the program has been delayed until “early 2013″.

According to CCI Executive Director Jill Lesser, Hurricane Sandy interrupted the testing CCI and ISPs were conducting with the “Copyright Alert System”, the official name for the “six strikes” anti-piracy program. Because of the interruption, the program has now been delayed until early 2013 to ensure CCI and ISPs have “all of our ‘I’s are dotted and ‘T’s crossed before any company begins sending alerts”.

…Better late than never?

[via Ars Technica]

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