Results of World Copyright SummitAdded: Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Pro-copyright outfits complained at World Copyright Summit that the broadband providers unfairly profited from unauthorized peer-to-peer traffic. In addition, they pointed out that online giants like Google and YouTube do not pay them remuneration which is supposed to compensate for infringing material. Therefore, anti-piracy groups promised that if Internet service providers do not agree to cooperate, they would do whatever they could to obtain the new legislation which would clarify this obligation for Internet service providers.
The European rights owners proposed to strengthen copyright legislation, which would make consumers quite nervous. Among those proposals there’s one that offers to force broadband providers to compensate performers for “unfairly profiting from the traffic created by unauthorized file-sharing”. For example, Christophe Depreter, CEO of Belgian authors’ group called SABAM, claimed that the profits that Internet service providers were taking from sharing copyrighted works online were just huge, and at the same time the operators are considered essential to address the problem of unauthorized file-sharing.
Depreter explained that broadband providers were the only ones who profited from the value of copyrighted works – for example, by making commercially available the works of the artists without associating them to this enrichment. This means that Internet service providers are a key element to the solution of the problem. Actually, their active exploitation of the copyrighted works undoubtedly put them in the obligation to obtain licenses from copyright outfits.
However, this demand would also mean that according to his logic, broadband providers would have to compensate rights owners for the traffic they send to legitimate content services like Apple’s iTunes. This makes it unclear why Internet service providers need to obtain licenses for material their subscribers may not even want to consume.
Meanwhile, the representatives of the other copyright groups, like German GEMA, believe that content hosting services like YouTube and search engines like Google have to give performers a cut of their profits as “adequate remuneration” as well.
Friday, June 17th, 2011
|posted by (2011-06-17 15:16:36)|
|Who owns the world wide web, I`m rather puzzled doesn`t the www just belong to everybody who uses it.|
Or I`m I wrong. But if I`m right how the hell can any ISP be responsable for providing us with a service in order to access the www. I have never heard as much codswallop as what the pro-copyright wallies proclaim.
|posted by (2011-06-17 15:29:32)|
|After writing what I wrote above I did a bit of research and found this|
The TCP/IP protocol on which all Internet protocols are based is not patented and can be implemented by anyone. It can also continue to operate without any one central system in charge.
The long answer: the whois database that ultimately determines who holds what domain name for the .com and .net domains is currently managed by Network Solutions, Inc., a division of Verisign, under contract with the umbrella organization to which the various domain name registrars belong. Although no single person or organization controls the Internet, NSI's brief experiment with redirecting all mistyped domain names to their own ads demonstrated that they do hold a great deal of practical power. This does not mean that they can do whatever they like, of course; political pressure and the threat of lawsuits led them to stop their ad-redirection policy, at least for now.
The thirteen root DNS servers that answer top-level questions about the best-known Internet domains could be said to be in control, but they do not all belong to a single organization. See my article what is DNS? for a more detailed discussion of this subject.
Internationally speaking, there is truly no one entity in charge, as each national domain (.uk, .fr, etc.) has its own registrars. Certainly the global physical network itself does not belong to any one company.
The standards that determine the behavior of web browsers and web servers are set, often after the fact, by the Internet Engineering Task Force and the W3C Consortium, both of which are made up of many representatives from many companies. Again, no one organization is in control.
The case has also been made that Google has control, because it is the most popular search engine, and for a period of time several other "competing" search engines actually relied on Google for their results. However, Yahoo has stopped using Google in this way, and Microsoft has announced its intention to compete seriously with Google.
Unfortunately, in some countries, effective Internet censorship does exist. Web access in China is severely filtered for political content.
Now this tells me that you cannot prosecute no ISP or any one else providing a service to enable us to browse the internet.
|posted by (2011-06-17 18:48:26)|
|www= world wide web, not you can censor this and that on it, you censor on a user level, not at the entire web level, what a bunch of idiots, lol|
|Now using these idiots reasoning; it would mean me say an auto manufacturer or ISP is now liable for whatever a client does with my product. So how many cars - computer internet use, etc. are used in crimes? Bank robberies, etc.? Now the banks/copy holders can go after me since I profited from the crime by selling a car/ISP internet access...|
What all this is the third party liability argument used by gun control freaks. Suing the manufacturers over their product being misused by the user/owner...
|posted by (2011-06-18 01:51:25)|
|all i see is just a bunch of losers trying out a lame excuse to make money|
|If they succeed in levying the ISP for copyright "Blood-money", guess who's going to pay for that in the end ? US, you and me, and grandma too... So let's see, I'm paying 0.99 $ for a song on I..., then my ISP 'cause of this "tax", shuffles it down the line... in the end I'm paying copyrights in double (or triple...); what do they want... my shirt too!!!|
|posted by (2011-06-18 14:47:33)|
|First i would like to say that this is not like TV or Radio where the information is just moving in one direction from the broadcaster to our brains trying to indoctrinate us into thinking acting eating and dressing as the gvt/controllers would wish.. The one true beauty of the internet, well for now is that it is the a platform were there is true freedom of speech. and the gvts hate that they need us to be their obedient slaves.|
Well with the ability to exchange ideas and thoughts without the gvt the power of the gvt is weakening. the Copyright Blah blah laws is just the entry point to set the rules to what content we can and cannot absorb into our minds.. to be honest with you the internet has educated me far much better then university with a wider range of understandings. Gvts are struggling to maintain status quo, been masters of the internet liberated. Hence throwing out policies and legislation to deaf internet users. HACKERS 4 LIFE the last line of defense for the liberation of humans
|posted by (2011-06-18 17:17:36)|
|Rave on men, your not going to change a thing. e.g. you can't fight city hall.|
|posted by (2011-06-19 11:27:14)|
|@ Bob740 evil prevails when good men do nothing..you have given up before it has started..|
|It's all moot... censorship and regulations only work if people accept them.|
As africanb says, you have already capitulated; fortunately we have NOT.
|get over it the digital reveloution is doing to copyright what drug patents did to indeginous populations|
|Rich = considered to have privileges, exclusive use of, power, control and restricting what OTHERS can do, or have access to.|
Poor = take and use what we 'can' - when it doesn't inconvenience or harm others; have what we 'can' get; TRY to get SOME . . of the better things in life! TRY to enjoy life and what life gives us!!!!
|re Bob 740|
When evolution fails revolution takes over! And damn City Hall when they deserve it!
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