We reported a few days ago some big-name ISPs would begin incorporating the Copyright Alert System (CAS) into their systems, which would send out alerts to users who they believe may have download copyrighted material through “peer-to-peer” services. Verizon and Comcast have already activated the service yesterday, with AT&T, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable expected to activate the CAS soon.
Ars Technica requested some examples of the messages they expect to send out to users who are believed to have downloaded copyrighted material, and Comcast obliged them by sending over alerts 1, 2, 4 and 5.
As you can see from the alerts, each additional alert that is sent out will increase in seriousness as the first and second alerts are designed to educate the subscriber of the incident, with future alerts requiring a signature to acknowledge they’ve received and understand each message. Judging by the fifth alert, we can image the sixth and final alert will contain quite the tongue-lashing to the pirate subscriber.