Jerry Brito on the New Copyright Alert System

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In January, Internet service providers will begin sending notices to subscribers suspected of illegally downloading music or movies using peer-to-peer file-sharing networks. After five increasingly sternly worded warnings, subscribers' Internet access will be slowed down or partially blocked. As Jerry Brito observes, this new "Copyright Alert System" is bound to raise the hackles of digital rights activists—but should it?

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