CCI Going After Piracy

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April 06, 2012
Center For Copyright Info In The Works
By Drew Bowling
Remember when Google defended itself from any culpability due to "safe-harbor" protection from hosting copyright-infringing material and, instead, argued that the responsibility of policing those infringements should rest with the copyright holders themselves? It appears as that several entertainment companies have begrudgingly taken Google's advice and now, with the help of several internet service providers, are preparing to roll out the Center for Copyright Information, you're one-stop shopping center for all things anti-piracy.

According to Greg Sandoval over at CNET, the new foreboding-sounding organization will be opening its doors for business very soon and will basically be the hub with which ISPs, film studios, and music labels will work to curb the scrouge of online copyright infringement. According to a document from last July wherein the CCI was proposed, the center will multitask the effort against online privacy by educating the public on the dos and don'ts of online privacy while assisting in the handling of "subscribers engaged in persistent peer-to-peer online infringement."

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