P2P Confirmed To Be Stimulating Entertainment IndustryAdded: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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The research carried out by the London School of Economics and Political Science confirmed that the attempts to prevent illegal file-sharing only stifle innovation. Once again, it indicates that a more effective strategy would be to find user-friendly solutions helping users to download content legally at a reasonable price.
The report contends that the Digital Economy Act overemphasizes copyright enforcement at the expense of innovation. Particularly, it is focused on the music industry, one of the most vocal advocates of using broadband providers to find and punish alleged infringers.
The researchers point at the fact that in the United States file-sharers keep developing new methods of avoiding all means of copyright protection the rights holders invent. The same, they say, will likely to happen in the United Kingdom, because file-sharers will not just cease and desist altogether. Much better approach offered is to provide a hassle-free solution for users willing to obtain content legally at a reasonable price.
Speaking about decreasing music sales, the researchers suggest many other reasons apart from the unauthorized file-sharing. Among other factors there are changing trends in music consumption, declining disposable household incomes for leisure goods, and so on.
The research also criticized the IFPI’s exclusion of music publishing, along with live music performances, from their revenues sources, because when combined with the recorded music sales, they would show positive growth.
Taking into account that major part of the money gathered from live performances goes directly to performers, peer-to-peer can be argued to be quite a positive thing for musicians, particularly for lesser-known ones that are not popular enough for other promotion channels, such as radio.
The Digital Economy Act is blamed to fail to realize that P2P file-sharing is actually a lawful activity, frequently used to share files made freely available by their creators. In other words, peer-to-peer technology should be encouraged in order to stimulate the entertainment industry. Moreover, the music industry is recommended to actively reconnect with their sharing fans instead of treating them as criminals. Hopefully, the report will be considered within the ongoing Judicial Review of the DEA.
March 30th,2011Posted by:
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
|posted by (2011-03-30 21:27:47)|
|The powers that be are always more satisfied at throwing their people into already overflowing jails and prisons. Need proof. Take a look at the state of California and people there that are doing 25 years to life for petty theft, due to the 3 strike law. Get arrested for P2P as a 3rd strike and it's off to the joint for 25. Ask someone who lives there.|
|agree with 1, and now they see the benefits of p2p, finally, stone living in the stone age|
|looks like they blame things like P2P for the down fall on places like block buster|
Wate look at the cable and satalight comps you ca pay on line to watch a move b4 its out on dvd in the store pay boxs
by the time block buster gets it countless ppl all redy seen it even the pay boxs get it b4 places like blockbuster
another fast way to blame others for the down fall they started
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