Copyright Alert System Now In Effect Among Internet Service Providers Los Angeles

Much has been in the news regarding the new rules of copyright infringement over peer-to-peer networks. The Copyright Alert System, or CAS, which is supposed to deter subscribers from sharing illegal software, music and other files. Several well-known internet service providers Los Angeles are already participating.

The CAS consists of multi-level warnings to would-be infringers, beginning with a subtle message in the beginning and slowly graduating in urgency until the slowing down of internet speed or temporary suspension becomes necessary. But internet users also have a way to appeal these actions. They can pay $35 and request that their network activity be reviewed. If no incriminating evidence is found, the user can have their money refunded. But illegal activity is detectable using MarkMonitor software.