ISPs And Rights Owners Are Suggested to Become Business PartnersAdded: Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
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CEO of the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST), John Lovelock, seems to apparently give up on his attempts to force broadband providers to protect the industry’s outdated business model. Now he says that the Internet service providers are supposed to have commercial interest in cooperating with copyright owners in developing common business models.
The Federation Against Software Theft has fought against the business model of Internet service providers for years, trying to force them to combat unauthorized file-sharing, but with little success. Now FAST decided to try a different tactic and intertwine both business models.
John Lovelock insists that it must be in the broadband providers’ commercial interest to work with copyright owners. If they develop a common business model, this will force users to purchase legal goods. And this says the same organization that several years ago demanded the UK’s Intellectual Property Office to impose the same severe penalties for file-sharing offenses as for physical commercial piracy – 10 years of jail time, to be exact. At the time the outfit insisted that both the intention and impact of physical and digital infringement are similar.
The Federation Against Software Theft is seizing on a EC report that suggested increased involvement by broadband providers and search engines in the battle against digital piracy.
Julian Heathcote Hobbins, General Counsel for The Federation Against Software Theft, believes that it’s absolutely “paramount to the future of creativity” that the legislation and technological developments keep the same pace. Within the last recession, the entertainment industry became one of the few growth areas, and today it is still vital for wealth generation. That’s why online copyright infringement must be taken and dealt with seriously.
Meanwhile, FAST never explained why filtering, throttling, and disconnection are considered so necessary to “protect” copyright owners. Those able to look around will notice that there’s no lack of quality material to choose from: the number of released albums has more than doubled for the last decade. In addition, new TV shows and films are being rolled out year by year with bigger budgets than ever before.
Although the Federation Against Software Theft has been desperate for a while until now, today’s begging broadband providers to become business partners seems to take it to a whole new level.
January 26th ,2011Posted by:
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
|Ooh Yes, lets let the worlds two best Business Conglomerates. Which strive by limiting and controlling the market from Evolving. to be bed buddies. While were at it, why not just let them control the country. i mean its only one small step...|
Control the market, control the people? why not...
|I can see it now, each record label, production comp, and major software developer will have there own ISP's of sorts to back them up. |
Just imaging, you bought that (lite) version of that app, you only picked up the (singles) CD of that artist, you did not buy the (Hi-Def) version of that movie, "you get one month of throttled internet",
|posted by (2011-01-26 18:37:39)|
|this will just force triple the commercials|
more music commercials right after the incontinence ads
|And, they would be able to track every aspect of our lives following our internet usage. And, with all the video cameras in use for things like SKYPE we would have "Big Brothers Watching You" all the time, just like Bradbury warned......... Complete loss of our right to privacy and complete Governmental control.|
|posted by (2011-01-27 00:11:08)|
|"10 years of jail time"? What a laugh! Our Jails are so full, murderers are set free after only 4 years with good behaviour. It's more likely they'll be stuck with community service which involves making tea for record producers for 6 months if their social worker says it's OK.||
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