Coming to America: Six copyright accusations, lose your Internet

Hey, America, no need to feel left out! You're soon to join Britain, France and New Zealand in having a sneaky program to spy on your Internet connection and cut you off on the basis of unproven accusations of copyright infringement. The six-strikes rule comes from the major carriers, the studios and labels, and will not directly disconnect you — instead, the ISPs themselves will do it. This is what we call a distinction without a difference.