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The copyright alert system

It’s 1, 2, 3 strikes,

Actually it’s 4, 5, 6.

We’re talking about CAS the Copyright Alert System in this Data Doctors Tech Tip.

The Copyright Alert System was put in place by the entertainment industry and internet service providers to educate consumers and stop online piracy or illegal downloading of content.

With the 6 strike rule, you get 6 educational emails and warnings about illegally copied material, then after the 6th warning, you can have your internet turned down to a trickle until you stop stealing, or you could be suspended from service.

The worst thing that can happen, is the one no one wants. The entertainment industry is going to pick someone who’s illegally downloading and sharing, and make an example of them.

So you’re not worried because you don’t download stuff illegally right? But, if you have teens and screens in your home, there’s a good chance they have stuff you don’t know about.

Check the computers in your home for files called TORRENTS, T O R R E N T S. If you see them on any computer in your home, delete them.

The last thing you need is a Hollywood drama, playing out in your own backyard.

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