THROWBACK THURSDAY: Six Strikes is what again?

So obviously this didn’t work. Back in 2013, the major players in the internet business announced that they were going to solve all the world’s piracy problems. The result was a “six strikes” system that basically had ISPs snooping on users to figure out what kinds of content was going back and forth. I wrote about it back then and I didn’t think it would work. It did give me an excuse to post a new cat picture, something the internet obviously desperately needed:

Well it’s three years later and not only did this system not work, no one even remembers it. Heck, they don’t even remember the cat. So go figure.

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