Welcome to the U.S. Copyright Alert System, Where Companies Can Slow Your Internet If You Download Illegally

Caity Weaver · 02/26/13 11:30AM

Hope you downloaded enough episodes of Game of Thrones Sunday night to last you the rest of your life; starting this week, the five major internet service providers (AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Verizon and Time Warner Cable) have free rein to harass you with notices, block you from visiting certain websites, and even slow down your Internet speed if you are found (or suspected) to participate in illegal downloading.