How to appeal copyright action by your ISP

Under the new voluntary antipiracy regime agreed to this week by Internet providers, users who receive a first “alert” regarding copyright infringement on their account won’t be able to challenge that alert. Nor can they challenge the second alert, or the third, or the fourth. They can only challenge the alerts when they move from “education” to “mitigation”—after the fifth or sixth alert, depending on the Internet provider. (RIAA head Cary Sherman told me yesterday that this was because the first “educational” [...]