UK Government Forced Entertainment Companies to Talk to ISPsAdded: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
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Jeremy Hunt, the UK’s Culture Secretary, and Ed Vaizey, the country’s Communications and Creative Industries Minister, held a roundtable in order to talk about the new, legitimate digital material distribution models.
The entertainment industry must feel to be running the wrong business, as the government simply had it to sit down and think over changing its business model. That’s exactly what happened to the representatives from the largest entertainment companies, forced to discuss new content distribution models with the UK’s major broadband providers.
The representatives from Warner Bro’s Entertainment, Talk Talk, EMI Music, and Virgin were discussing new, legitimate ways for Internet users to access songs, movies and other material in the Internet.
TalkTalk was the first to indicate the entertainment industry’s need to create new business models in order to fight piracy instead of pushing for draconian copyright laws like the Digital Economy Act. A year ago, Director of Strategy and Regulation for TalkTalk assured that oppressive and futile deterrents can’t be the solution to the music industry’s problems, but the creation of new business model and an acknowledgement of how the consumers behave in the digital age can.
Although the Internet service provider never mentioned any specific progress made, Secretary Hunt believes there was, saying that he appreciates the progress and agreeing that the more choice music fans have, the less attractive the illegal alternatives will be. He is absolutely right, and that’s what broadband providers and even file-sharers can confirm. There are many cases when Internet users simply turn to illegal downloading because they lack any other alternatives.
So, the representatives of the both sides will meet again 3 months from now. Meanwhile, Minister Vaizey points out that consumers demand choice, so it’s very important that new, legitimate methods to obtain movies, music and other content on the Internet are developed. At the same time, creators’ copyright has to be properly protected. Today, the Minister believes, the Internet has made copyright owners and Internet service providers completely interlinked, so they apparently need each other for sustainable future success. Hopefully, entertainment industry would think over the matter.
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