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US piracy crackdown delayed

US piracy crackdown delayed

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Plans to crackdown on piracy in US have taken a back seat, with the group implementing the scheme blaming Hurricane Sandy, reports the BBC. The Center for Copyright Information was originally going to implement a controversial six strikes system in 2011. The scheme, backed by major Internet providers like Verizon and AT&T, whereby the companies could punish customers for accessing illegal file-sharing websites. It will also involve illegal downloaders being sent...



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