• Paid access to P2P sites
        •  Internet service providers would charge their
            customers a monthly fee in exchange for
            unlimited and legal access to currently illegal 
            file-sharing sites.
        •  Would be blocked unless purchased with a
            subscription; money generated would go directly
            to the artists and labels depending on download
        •  According to one study, this plan could generate
           up to $155 million in new revenue by 2013
  • ISP-created P2P sites   
        •  Available for use specifically to that ISP's
        •  Gives the Internet providers added incentive to
            block access to illegal peer-to-peer programs as
            they would be seen as competition
        •  ISPs are hesitant to employ this method because
           of their inability to decide on whether or not such
           a service would be mandatory
                  •  If no, the customers who don't want it
                     would be made to pay for a service they
                     wouldn't use and they might leave their
                     current provider for another
                  •  If yes, would that truly solve the problem?
                     How many people would opt to pay for a
                     program provided by their ISP in lieu of
                     continuing their current (possibly illegal)
                     downloading practices?
  • Three-strike system
        •  Proposed by the British Phonographic Institute
        •  Users would be sent a formal written warning
            when illegal file sharing is detected from their
            computer; once 3 letters have been issued the
            user's Internet would be shut off
        •  Potential complications include customers
            revolting when warned or if they believe they
            have been wrongly accused of illegal activities
  • Three-strike system variation
        •  Same as above but after the 3rd "strike" violators
            would be added to a registry instead of having
            their service cut off
        •  Registry would allow the ISPs to charge a
            premium rate to those users as they could be
            deemed "higher risk"
        •  Other alternatives include a points system such as
            the one in used withdriver's licenses.  Points would
            be assigned for each infraction after the initial 3
            warning letters, and there would be penalties for
            accruing a certain number of points