Six-Strikes War Launched Against BitTorrent

The long-delayed “Six Strikes” initiative was launched by U.S. internet-service providers last week. People downloading copyrighted content with P2P apps like BitTorrent that expose their IP addresses are now receiving a series of warnings and penalties. ISP’s have different policies and administer different penalties; some will slow down the customer’s speed, block major websites, or turn off internet access completely for a short time.

For example, here is the first warning that Comcast gives:


Six Strikes does not apply to Usenet.

If you receive a warning, please send us a screenshot, or describe it in the comments below.