Elon Musk’s Satellite Internet Won’t Allow Piracy

Elon Musk is lauded as the real life ‘Tony Stark’. From electric cars to commercial space flight, Elon Musk is the pioneer in whatever field he undertakes. Now Elon Musk has taken a step towards developing a low latency, broadband internet system, called ‘SpaceX Starlink’, which will be available to consumers all across the globe. This feat by SpaceX will revolutionize the internet system.

About SpaceX Starlink

SpaceX plans to launch up to 12,000 Starlink satellites into space with the intention to create the SpaceX Starlink Constellation which will cover the entire globe and offer internet services everywhere across the globe, especially in underserved and remote locations. As of now, a total of 1443 SpaceX Starlink satellites have been launched and the beta testing services are currently available only at select places of high altitude in the United States, Canada and UK.

The features of SpaceX Starlink

Here are some of the cool features that you can expect to see in SpaceX Starlink:

  • Access internet virtually anywhere
  • Telephone services also available (both voice call and video call)
  • Internet speeds of up to 1GB/s
  • Available, affordable and accessible
  • Easy to set up

How SpaceX Starlink prevents users from accessing rogue websites and piracy links?

SpaceX is committed to keeping Starlink’s network piracy free. Accordingly it is designed to prevent users from accessing piracy sites, and downloading and sharing infringed content online. Starlink sends out warning to users who download pirated content using Starlink’s satellite broadband service.

What’s more? It also warns of a possible legal action by the original owner of the content. To top it off, Starlink stresses that continued involvement in such activities could result in suspension or termination of the user’s account according to Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Simply put, SpaceX Starlink is no the broadband service of choice to those who enjoy actively downloading movies, TV shows and software from the dark depths of the World Wide Web.

When will Starlink be available in India?

Starlink is already accepting preorders for the service, which is expected to be available in India by next year. Potential users in India are supposed to make a refundable deposit fee of $99 (over ₹ 7000- depends on currency conversion rates) to reserve a spot in the wait list.

What do you think about satellite internet service and its ability to prevent piracy? Let us know in the comment section below.

Chandan D

I am a digital marketer by profession and a gamer in my spare time. Nowadays I am more involved in the kitchen and learning how to prepare some delicious dishes.

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