Six Strike Rule (Was: William was raided...)

Jason Baugher jason at
Tue Dec 4 17:10:40 UTC 2012

We don't do content inspection. We don't really want to know what our
customers are doing, and even if we did, there's not enough time in the day
to spend paying attention. When we get complaints from the various
copyright agencies, we warn the customer to stop. When we hit a certain
number of complaints, its bye-bye customer.

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 11:04 AM, Jeroen Massar <jeroen at> wrote:

> On 2012-12-04 11:51, Nick B wrote:
> > In a related note, I wonder if the six-strike rule would violate the
> ISP's
> > safe harbor, as it's clearly content inspection.
> As performed in France, what happens is that some copyright owner
> contacts the ISP that IP address a.b.c.d had accessed/served copyright
> infringing data at date/time dd-mm-yyyy HH:mm providing some kind of
> detail on how they figured that out.
> That report is a 'strike' and gets forwarded to the user.
> If that then happens 6 times they are blocked.
> The ISP as such does not do any content inspection.
> It is though assumed that some ISPs simply count bytes and that they do
> some investigation themselves when you reach a certain bandwidth
> threshold (it seems to correlate that copyright infringers are
> downloading a lot more than normal webbrowsing users...)
> Greets,
>  Jeroen

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