Basically, the new legislation resembles a similar project from Great Britain and it’s a three strikes policy. At first, users getting caught receive a warning letter from their ISP. The second time they get caught they get a cooling off period, meaning that their ISP accounts would be temporarily suspended.
However, third strikes means they’re out and there’s no coming back. The ISP would be legally force to terminate the accounts.
Needless to say, the ISPs are anything but happy to be pushed in front as copyrights defenders, especially since the deal only involves losses for them. "Internet service providers are not the enforcers of copyright," said National Internet Industry Association chief executive Peter Corones.
At present time, copyrights infringers are risking fines up to $60,500 ($302,500 for corporations) per infringement and up to five years in jail.