US cable companies say they won’t disconnect accused pirates

Verizon and Time Warner Cable said today they won’t pull the plug on customers accused of piracy through a forthcoming “six strikes” program.Link Hoewing, Verizon’s vice president, and Fernando Laguarda, Time Warner Cable’s vice president, said at a forum organized by the Internet Society that after they repeatedly inform customers that that their activities appear to violate copyright law, the companies’ obligation is fulfilled — and no account termination will take place.

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