Six Strikes Delayed Until 'Early Part' Of 2013
from the of-course-it-was dept
We heard rumors of this a couple weeks ago from people involved in some of the six strikes program at various ISPs, but the six strikes effort, already delayed from its original planned starting date of July until around now, has been pushed back again until “the early part of 2013.” The Center for Copyright Information, which is administering the program, claims that it’s due to “unexpected factors largely stemming from Hurricane Sandy,” but we’ve heard that’s mainly an excuse for some other problems that meant the plan was simply not ready for prime time. Either way, the program will certainly begin at some point… at which point ISPs and the entertainment industry will proceed to piss off some of their best customers for no good reason. Can’t see how that’s going to increase sales, but I guess all of those MPAA lawyers who have “anti-piracy” in their titles have to feel like they’re contributing something to justify their salaries.