More news that will affect the wallets and pocketbooks of our Canadian brethren.https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141222/06423729498/canada-preps-launch-actually-mostly-sensible-isp-copyright-warning-system.shtml
Canada's new ISP notification system is preparing to finally take flight starting January 1, and like the country's copyright reform efforts, it tries to actually incorporate the concerns of all parties involved.
The system is first and foremost designed to raise awareness of copyright violations. That really doesn't take much -- Canadian ISPs state that simply notifying the user (especially the user's parent) puts a big dent in infringement right out of the gate. More specifically, ISPs claim 89% of notice recipients don't infringe after the second notice.
It then grants legal ISPs safe harbor protection from liability. If a copyright holder isn't happy with this and wants to proceed with legal action, they have to follow strict procedures and go get a court order.
As always theres a catch to all this copyright extremist favoured rigmarole ..
Since the entertainment industry also isn't required to compensate the ISPs for the workload, you the consumer will of course be paying for the program in the form of broadband rate hikes:
When will these copyright capitalists pay their way in our society, not content with bilking the public for umpteen tens of years with their movie and music taxes they now want to steal off you even further and rest assured they will be after as many tax breaks and public hand outs that they can rest their eyes on, my message to them is "get a real job ya b*ms"