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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Senator Wyden Opposed COICA Bill

Senator Wyden Opposed COICA Bill

Senator Wyden Opposed COICA Bill

Added: Friday, January 21st, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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Senator Ron Wyden, the Oregon Democrat, believes that COICA legislation can’t be considered as a right tool for fighting digital piracy. In addition, he claims that if not enforced properly, the law would cause collateral damage in American innovation, jobs, and secure Internet.


The Oregon Democrat liable for postponing the highly controversial COICA bill two months ago is now pointing at the way the entertainment industry chose to “piggyback” on the concerns of other industries involved in selling physical products.

Those who support the suggested legislation believe that the COICA would provide the Department of Justice with the tools to track and close down online services engaged in providing access to illegal downloads or sale of copyrighted content and counterfeit products. However, Senator Wyden calls this approach the “wrong medicine” to address the problem.

Office of Senator Wyden said that he has been long working with national industry on fighting the trafficking of counterfeit products like fake clothes. However, addressing trade in real products can be done in many other effective ways, for example inspecting shipping containers at ports in order to identify fake goods.

Three months ago, a group of over 40 organizations wrote a letter to Senator Patrick Leahy, who is known to be one of the co-sponsors of the bill, where they called for action before the close of the 111th Congress. The letter was signed by Chanel, Nike, and Oakley, along with the RIAA and MPAA. That’s what is not understandable – you can’t download a fake T-shirt, so there’s a big difference between digital and physical piracy, and so why such different organizations are urging for the same law?

Senator Wyden seems to have an answer to this question, saying that entertainment industry is simply “piggybacking” on the efforts of clothing companies to fight counterfeit products. Meanwhile, the Internet, which the bill proposes to filter, is too important to US economy and to advancing US values to be just improperly regulated and censored. That is the reason why Congress is advised to be very cautious when taking any decision related to the Internet.

Finally, what increases the difference is that entertainment industry, unlike the others, usually faces a non-commercial type of infringement, because peer-to-peer is not done for profit.

January 21st ,2011

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Date:  Friday, January 21st, 2011

Comments (3) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-01-21 12:49:11)
DEMONLORD avatartrue to that, no profit gained out of this

posted by (2011-01-21 16:06:08)
No avatari just can't believe how naive some people are. all sites where you can download are making big money with commercials etc. do you think the operators of tpb are still poor!! the only thing i saw over the years was a change of cashflow from the big music/movie companies to the companies that own sites like tpb and limewire etc. let's be honest. when there is money to make somewhere... the ceo's and there sidekicks will find a way to produce. usenet and such make tons of money from all those people that don't want to pay for something that might have cost a lot of money and time to make. to make one blockbuster movie you need hundreds of people. they all eat from that movie. but instead of giving our money to the ones that make them, we give our money to smart businessmen that profit from sites where you can get it for(almost) free.

our western community is based on: producing, selling to retail, purchasing by customers. if we are not willing to purchase, the system will not hold. so create another system if you want to!! but be honest to yourself and everybody..... if you make something the world can enjoy off.....you also want to earn something for efforts made!! anyone that says they don't is a liar

posted by (2011-01-21 17:12:23)
uax4it avatarVery well said Spike.Its coast money to make movies,music,software and it employs allot of people..I make a purchase every pay day for many years now have rights to everything that i down load~ Purchased ~Well almost everything some of it was crap those i did not purchase i do not like to get beat for my hard earn money either.I like to consider myself a part of the oil that keeps the engine turning.

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