A document alleged by TorrentFreak to be leaked ATT training materials suggests that the RIAA is about to get real about piracy with significant actions on the ground, in concert with the operator.
According to the alleged document, notifications will be sent out to ATT customers on November 28th about the change in policy. Anyone suspected of engaging in illicit downloads will get an email alerting them to the possible copyright infringement.
There has been earlier evidence of a plan for a ‘six-stage’ notification system. The document mentions this. Anyone continuing to access “many of the most frequently visited websites” will find their service restricted – that means blocking web sites.
People violating the terms will – at least according to this alleged document – end up needing to complete an online tutorial about copyright to have the restrictions to their service removed. There’s also a suggestion that the alerts may eventually result in a lawsuit.
It’s worth noting that ATT is part of the MPAA and RIAA-backed Center for Copyright Information, and other members include Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision.
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