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Early Reports: CAS Moving Forward

Blog Post | May 17th, 2013

It’s been almost three months since the implementation of the Copyright Alert System (CAS) began and there is real progress to report.  Each ISP has been processing notices and generating Alerts and the few consumers who have elected to challenge their Alerts have been able to file those challenges with the American Arbitration Association. Although […]

Continuing the Conversation, Post-Launch

Blog Post | March 27th, 2013

Earlier this month I participated in forum hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee to talk about the recently launched CAS program (you can find a link to video of the full event below). A large part of the conversation was driven by the CCI Advisory Board, including intellectual property activist Gigi Sohn, Internet […]

Copyright Alert System Set to Begin

Blog Post | February 25th, 2013

I am pleased to announce that today marks the beginning of the implementation phase of the Copyright Alert System (CAS). Implementation marks the culmination of many months of work on this groundbreaking and collaborative effort to curb online piracy and promote the lawful use of digital music, movies and TV shows. The CAS marks a […]

Speaking with WNYC’s On the Media About CAS

Blog Post | February 5th, 2013

On Friday, February 1st, I spoke with On The Media’s Brooke Gladstone about the upcoming launch of the Copyright Alert System (CAS). Our conversation touched upon some important issues about the CAS including how the system will work, what consumers can expect once implementation begins and the overall educational goals of the CAS. You can […]

CAS Will Not Harm Public Wi-Fi

Blog Post | January 31st, 2013

As CCI prepares for our launch, I want to address some inaccuracies that have recently been reported – specifically, the myth that public Wi-Fi hotspots will somehow be shut down by the CAS. This simply is not the case. Public Wi-Fi is an important and oft-used way in which millions of people gain access to […]

Dotting Our “I”s

Blog Post | November 28th, 2012

Due to unexpected factors largely stemming from Hurricane Sandy which have seriously affected our final testing schedules, CCI anticipates that the participating ISPs will begin sending alerts under the Copyright Alert System in the early part of 2013, rather than by the end of the year. Our goal has always been to implement the program […]

Maintaining Transparency

Blog Post | November 5th, 2012

In a blog post last week CCI announced that we would release our independent expert report on the content community’s system for identifying alleged infringement over peer-to-peer networks. We are making the report available today to the public in a redacted format to protect proprietary information about MarkMonitor’s system design and methodology, and to ensure […]

CCI Recommits to Independent Evaluation of Content Methodology

Blog Post | October 30th, 2012

On October 18th, CCI provided an important update regarding implementation of the Copyright Alert System.  That update was intended to emphasize the hard work we have done to implement this ground breaking partnership of media companies, ISPs and consumer advocates to help users take advantage of the many new ways to experience digital content in […]


Blog Post | October 18th, 2012

Over the past year, my colleagues and I at the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) have been working hard with our creative content partners, participating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and our Advisory Board to implement the Copyright Alert System (CAS) initially announced in July 2011. As is often the case with highly technical, multi-party programs, […]

From Where I Sit

Blog Post | April 2nd, 2012

I’ve spent my career in Washington working at the intersection of the First Amendment, the internet and the creative rights of artists. When I got here, the digital age had just begun. I landed first at People for the American Way, working to keep regulators from stifling the internet’s power as a tool of democracy, […]