It’s a detail that could easily be overlooked by the lay subscriber. And, worse, confuse the entire lay of the subscriber land. According to details unearthed Friday by Torrentfreak, subscribers to ISPs not participating in the freshly-created, ‘6 Strikes’ enforcement initiative are still vulnerable to massive infringement fines.
Warner Bros., with Digital Rights Corp acting as enforcer, is currently sending letters demanding $20 cash settlements per infringement, while dangling fines of up to $150,000 per stolen work. “Yes. Warner Bros. is working with Digital Rights Corp on a test ISP/subscriber notification program to many ISPs that are not participating in the Copyright Alert System,” a Warner spokesman told TorrentFreak.
“The notices give consumers an opportunity to settle the identified infringement for a very nominal sum of $20 per title infringed–not as a measure of damage, but as a concrete reminder that our content has value and as a discouragement of future unauthorized activity.”
But at least you don’t have to watch an anti-piracy instructional video!