How are sanctions determined?

Every time you are detected sharing copyrighted works you earn points toward a sanction. The number of points earned depends on the type of content and whether or not we were able to positively identify the content as being shared. The device CWI uses to monitor for copyright violations uses signature files, much like an anti-virus program, to compare the content being downloaded against a database of known copyrighted works. If the device gets a positive match on a signature file a higher number of points are awarded than if the device can only match a file name of a particular work. Points are awarded for downloading or sharing the following types of content: Movies, Music, TV Shows, eBooks, Computer software and games. You also earn points for using an encrypted P2P client regardless of content.