by Mike Masnick
Thu, Jul 7th 2011 1:30pm
I wanted to do another follow-up on the post earlier today about the new five strikes plan "voluntarily" put in place by most of the major US ISPs and the RIAA/MPAA. One of our key concerns is the fact that it's all based on accusations, rather than any actual proof of infringement. The defenders of the plan say that it's okay because there are so many warnings and you can counter the strikes by asking for an "independent review." But... the details show that you actually will need to pay $35 to get that independent review. So it's not just guilty until proven innocent, but you need to pay up just to claim you're innocent.
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