As most legal systems have adopted a "don’t shoot the messenger" mindset when addressing Internet conduct, many entertainment industry and related groups believe that the "messenger," in this case the Internet service provider ("ISP"), holds the key to controlling the conduct of infringers and cyber pirates. Several legal systems have adopted a "Three Strikes" rule that requires ISPs to cut off service to users after multiple warnings against infringement. This is part one of a two-part article that examines the question of whether the Three Strikes system is effective in accomplishing its purpose, and is likely to spread as the preferred method of combating global piracy.
The Cyber Piracy Problem
The Three Strikes, or Graduated Response, System
South Korea Enacts First Three Strikes Law
The French Three Strikes Law
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