UK Internet providers will soon begin sending piracy warnings to subscribers whose accounts are used to share copyright-infringing material. The associated "Get It Right" campaign has now published a detailed website, answering the most asked questions, while adding some new information as well.
In an effort to lower piracy rates in the UK, rightsholders have reached an agreement with leading ISPs to send “educational emails” to alleged copyright infringers.
The initiative, branded the “Get It Right” program, is expected to start any day now. In anticipation of the launch, the campaign’s official information portal has quietly been made available online.
It is expected that the emails will point suspected copyright infringers to this site where they can find pretty much any answer they need about the campaign. “Are you monitoring my online activity,” for example, or “Will this programme shut down my internet connection?”
“After an Educational Email has been sent, there is a 20 day grace period during which time you will not receive any further emails. However, if further copyright infringement activity occurs and is detected after the 20 day grace period, you may receive another email from your ISP,” the FAQ reads.
Almost three weeks is significantly longer than the 7-days the U.S. equivalent has. Also good to know is that if no other piracy incidents are recorded in the future, all data is scrapped from the database after 12 months.
“If no further infringements occur and are detected and verified to be associated with your account, you will receive no more Educational Emails. Furthermore, all data related to this and to previous Educational Emails will be deleted after 12 months.”
Thoughts? Deterrent or mere annoyance?