By subscribing to Peoples internet services you agree to adhere to Peoples Acceptable Use Policy found in our Terms of Service.
Peoples Acceptable Use Policy States:
You may use Peoples’ Service for lawful purposes only. You may not submit or transmit through Peoples’ Services any material, or otherwise engage in any conduct that:
- violates or infringes the rights of others including, without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity or other proprietary rights;
Peoples Copyright Infringement Notice Policy:
Upon receiving notice from content holder(s), Account Holder will receive three notices prior to service being terminated. Each occurrence will escalate to the next level. A customer must go without receiving a notice for three (3) years before occurrences will be removed from the account.
First Notice – Warning Letter
Second Notice – Letter sent and account holder must return documentation saying they received the notice. This documentation must be returned within 14 days of the date of the letter to avoid suspension of service and applicable reconnect fees.
Third Notice – Letter sent and account holder must return documentation outlining steps taken to prevent further copyright infringement within 14 days of the date of the letter to avoid suspension of service and applicable reconnect fees.
Fourth Notice – Termination of service for at least one year.
WISPs must have a copyright infringement policy in place for their customers. If they have a customer abusing the policy, they must send proof of customer notification to Peoples in response of our copyright notification to them. Without proof they are addressing the abuse with their customer, we will take steps to penalize the WISP until the issue is addressed and corrected: throttling, etc.
Business with Public WiFi:
Should a business customer offering public WiFi receive a copyright infringement letter from Peoples, they will be expected to present documentation of addressing the issue. Businesses are encouraged to – limit WiFi access to business hours only; choke back the WiFi speed to discourage downloads; change password.