It's a sad day for illegal file sharers as the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) has launched the controversial Copyright Alert System. The CCI calls the system a “groundbreaking and collaborative effort to curb online piracy and promote the lawful use of digital music, movies and TV shows.”

The idea is that content owners will monitor file sharing sites for infringement, and when they catch it they’ll notify your internet service provider, who will send you an alert. After a series of warnings, your service provider can slow down your connection or block your service completely. Watch this nifty video below describing the new system.