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Internet Service Providers vs. Music and Movie Pirates: Who Wins?

Who wins with the new policy to put ISPs in charge of anti-piracy?

The job of policing online music, movie and software piracy is now in Internet service providers (ISP)’s hands. But is Hollywood and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)’s new “six strikes policy” an utter farce, or superior to previous methods, which involved suing countless average Americans? In the latest episode of online technology video series Gear Up, we put the new policy on trial, and ponder whether it can really combat peer-to-peer file sharing and stop Internet users from downloading illegal content.


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