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State of the Net Blog Update: Three Strikes Panel

John Morris participated in a panel discussion about when an Internet "pirate" graduates to "Internet exile".  The discussion centered on how ISPs deal with users who continue to break copyright rules despite continued warnings from the ISP.  Where is the line drawn?  The panel featured different opinions about the "Three Strikes" rules and how repeat infringers can be punished without being "exiled."

A major point discussed was that there is an important distinction between "alleged" infringers and "infringers" when discussing cutting off access to the Internet.

Morris made a point of saying the response is just not fitting the alleged crime in many of these cases.  CDT has written about this in the past including a great article on these issues by CDT President Leslie Harris for her monthly ABC News column.

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