NZB & Usenet Downloading

Six Strikes Delayed

The “Six Strikes” program that we wrote about in the last post looks like it will be delayed, and will miss its July 1st launch. Perhaps this is being done as a favor to President Obama. After all, sending scary warning notices to millions of internet users during a campaign is hardly a good tactic for winning hearts and minds.

Also, there is more information available as to the workings of the “Copyright Alert System”, and it doesn’t appear that it will apply to Usenet – at least not initially.

This program has been delayed for quite a while now, and the Center for Copyright Information doesn’t appear to have announced a concrete starting-date. Based on their interview with the CCI, TorrentFreak thinks the start-date will be delayed again.