ISPs to launch copyright spying scheme on July 1st

The country’s largest Internet Service Providers haven’t given up on the idea of becoming copyright cops.


Last July, Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other bandwidth providers announced that they had agreed to adopt policies designed to discourage customers from illegally downloading music, movies and software. Since then, the ISPs have been very quiet about their antipiracy measures.


But during a panel discussion before a gathering of U.S. publishers in March, 2012, Cary Sherman, CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, said most of the participating ISPs are on track to begin implementing the program by July 1.




Note: the video below references July 12th as the starting date for ISP spying, however the date has since been moved to July 1st.