“CAS and the new approach share a basic framework in that the ISP role is largely automated, notifying offending users based on information derived from the content companies who have a third party pulling the IP addresses of those downloading copyright-infringing material,” he said.
However, he said there are crucial differences, especially with notification occurring in real time with the new conversion strategy.
“Though not instantaneous, it would be a good deal faster than CAS, which sends subscribers e-mails, voicemails or browser-based messages that can occur weeks after the alleged piracy takes place,” he said.
Wallenstein said Comcast is hoping the new approach may be more educational than CAS, though sources said subscriber feedback suggested it is “ineffective in that respect.”
“Encouraging legal transactions could also be a better tack to take with the segment of consumers unknowingly pirating from illegal websites with design interfaces so slick they confuse users into thinking they are legitimate sources for content,” he added. — VC, GMA News
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