At this year's Midem, there was still a fair bit of talk about the various "three strikes" proposals around the world that get ISPs to kick people accused (not convicted) of file sharing offline. To hear supporters tell it, the concept of "three strikes" is gaining widespread support and is really going to save the industry. Of course, the reality is quite different. Michael Geist details the state of such proposals around the globe, noting that while a few countries have implemented them, many others are rejecting them. At the same time, he highlights the high costs of implementing such proposals -- without any evidence that they will actually get people to buy more music. While supporters of such proposals may think that there's momentum behind them, if you look at the details, it seems like pretty limited support, and the plans that are in place don't seem likely to do much other than frustrate and annoy people.
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