European Copyright Owners Demand ISPs Pay RemunerationAdded: Friday, June 17th, 2011
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While governments all over the globe were trying to increase broadband access among the poor, copyright outfits try and tack on taxes for music licensing. It’s hard to imagine what would happen if other entertainment industries, such as films, books, and software, required mandatory licensing of their own.
Christophe Depreter, CEO of Belgian authors group SABAM claimed at the recent World Copyright Summit that the role of the groups like his was to hold negotiations with Internet service providers in order to obtain mandatory licensing. He also promised that if that didn’t happen voluntarily, the copyright outfits would do their best to obtain legislative modifications making this demand obligatory for broadband providers.
In the meantime, Randy Gibb, president of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, said that the hope is that Internet service providers would be enlisted in the battle against unauthorized file-sharing within the new IP rights strategy of the EU. The new strategy called for cooperation of such intermediaries as ISP to address copyright infringement.
However, it becomes strange when Gibb call for businesses that license or use copyrighted content to take a long-term view of profiting. He claimed that scrabbling for individual short-term commercial benefit can’t build an effective business model able to ensure “a healthy creative future”. Apparently, one can get lost in what he means. The matter is that entrepreneurs don’t usually try to develop new business models involving copyrighted content. Instead, rights owners usually make outrageous demands resulting in sabotaging their plans. So, it in not clear what businessman in his right mind won’t take a “long-term view” considering that he is investing millions of dollars in the venture.
In the reality, creators face the problem of licensing legislation which simply impedes the ability to develop new efficient business model in the first place. Fortunately, EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services promised to solve this problem and set up a clear enabling network able to bring legal security to both copyright holders and users. In other words, he plans to create a unique EU framework tasked with expediting licensing at the European level and offering a viable answer to the consumer need for digital goods.
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Friday, June 17th, 2011
|posted by (2011-06-17 14:52:11)|
|LONG LIVE PIRACY..|
|i think these are the same idiots that said if you are a truck driver and listen to music while driving, you have to pay royalties.|
maybe they are just making up any way possible that might get them money, regardless if its legal, ethical, or moral.
maybe germany should stop supporting the EU countries or leave the EU, they dont need it, and belgium can try to survive off royalties from tribunals of international leaders trials at the Hague.
|Yes the group is looking to cash in! Pure and simple.|
|The rich continue to get OBSCENELY richer while the poor get poorer and poorer as the rich benefit from breaking the poor.|
Obscene richness begets EVEN MORE obscene richness.
But even the rich can't break the Internet! Most copyright action is taken by six of the world's RICHEST companies. STINKS doesn't it!
|posted by (2011-06-22 13:45:44)|
|i'm sure if anyone has a priority say in anything to do with all these silly *wingers* it would be Tim Berners-Lee, so go get'em Tim!||
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