French Called to Shut Down Illegal Streaming Websites TooAdded: Friday, January 28th, 2011
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Member of the France’s board of HADOPI claims that illicit streaming also falls under the existing legislation. Therefore, only a “statutory extension” is now needed to “apply a flexible response.”
As usual, France has conceived anti-piracy effort without any idea of how it will actually work in the real world. This was proved by French ex-Minister of Culture Jacques Toubon, who is now a member of the board of HADOPI.
HADOPI is the government agency created by the country’s “Creation and Internet” legislation, occupied by sending IP addresses alleged of copyright violation to broadband providers on behalf of rights owners. The law was enforced a few months ago, but the first legal warnings convinced only 4% of infringers to quit.
Nevertheless, now the “graduated response system” is being made even more ridiculous - Jacques Toubon claims that enforced legislation also covers unauthorized streaming. Therefore, the users of such services should be treated just like the users of unauthorized file-sharing clients and services.
Jacques Toubon also believes that they need just a “statutory extension to apply a flexible response system”. Meanwhile, he is sure that this “extension” will happen “all in good time.”
Actually, it’s surprising that a member of HADOPI even believes that people using unauthorized streaming websites could be monitored in the first place. If you don’t have a right to demand websites reveal the IP addresses of users viewing copyrighted content at a given moment, you are not able to control the exchange of material.
Unlike streaming services, direct connect-style peer-to-peer and BitTorrent networks can easily allow the authorities to identify users alleged of unauthorized file-sharing, since their IP addresses are made public through a real connection or as part of a BitTorrent swarm.
In other words, unauthorized steaming can pose a challenge for copyright protection efforts due to the difficulty in identifying infringers. Actually, there’s only one way to try and prevent the unauthorized practice – to censor and block the streaming sites. However, this way raises plenty of concerns which are supposed to haven’t been discussed when the “three-strikes” legislation was enforced.
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Friday, January 28th, 2011
|Streaming websites? Like Youtube and about every porn video site on the internet? HAHAHA good luck with that. It would be easier to just try and ban the entire internet. Man these people are stupid XD||
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