The MPAA and RIAA are pursuing much different antipiracy strategies. They have tried convincing ISPs to send warning letters to first-time offenders. In the case of chronic pirating, the MPAA and RIAA want ISPs to suspend or even terminate service.
When it comes to sending letters, ISPs have begun cooperating. One reader, who wished to remain anonymous, sent CNET a copy of a letter he recently received from Charter Communications, the reader's ISP. The reader was notified that NBC Universal had accused him or her of file sharing the TV show "House."
As for actually shutting off someone's service, many of the top ISPs have steered clear.
Update at 9:00 a.m. PDT: Slides No. 11 and 12 have been added.
May 31, 2010 9:19 PM PDT
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