Australia Choosing Between Approaches To Copyright InfringementAdded: Friday, June 24th, 2011
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Despite the fact that the recent report made by the United Nations called graduated response system, aka “three-strikes” regime, “a violation of human rights and international legislation”, many countries keep supporting such practice. In response to heavy criticism expressed by the industry observers towards its lack of vision and flexibility, Australian Music Industry Piracy Investigations, the pro-copyright outfit for a music industry, decided to reaffirm its intention to support a “three-strikes” regime as the best way to fight unauthorized file-sharing.
Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) confirmed that it is still focused on cooperating with broadband providers to implement an effective anti-piracy model in Australia, which will be able to encourage online users to choose legitimate services instead of violating the law when trying to satisfy their digital needs.
However, the biggest problem of the Music Industry Piracy Investigations with such intention is to define steps and develop some efficient user-oriented scheme. Actually, it is a usual fact that record labels forget about consumers while worrying more over financial gain.
Sabiene Heindl, General Manager of MIPI and spokesman for the Australian Content Industry Group (ACIG), announced recently that the country’s music industry and the Australian Content Industry Group had always made it clear that in today’s circumstances any industry trying to address unauthorized file-sharing of copyrighted content would ask for efficient sanctions to be applied to repeat infringers failing to heed educational notices. The pro-copyright outfits pointed out that the studies carried out all over the world revealed that notice-upon-notice regimes rarely achieved their primary goal of encouraging Internet users to turn to consumption based on legitimate services, i.e., those that supported content creators.
While the Australian entertainment industry dictates disconnection of repeat infringers from Internet as a quite efficient if not the best method of fighting illegal file-sharing, the country’s Copyright Act may offer some more complex approach to the troubles caused by the copyright violation issue.
June 24th,2011Posted by:
Friday, June 24th, 2011
|THEY'RE GOING ABOUT THIS ALL WRONG!! Instead of introducing a 3 strikes and you're OUT (ie disconnected) they SHOULD try a graduated throttling system (1st = Warning, 2nd = 1 month throttled to 1000kbps, 3 strikes and you're THROTTLED to 128kbps).|
How hard would it be for somebody to download a 700MB movie (for example) if their download speed was permanently throttled to 128kbps? THAT equated to about 15 HOURS of download time (or approx 22 Hours/Gigabyte).
It also negates the 'Internet access is a basic Human Right' angle, since they will still have access to the internet, just at hugely reduced speeds.
|posted by (2011-06-25 01:46:09)|
|Because that makes sense, and when have you ever heard of a politician making sense?|
|too true Alsie|
|posted by (2011-06-30 07:35:38)|
|So here we have Crashman_123 organising ways to limit file sharing for the powers that be, great stuff!|
Just brilliant, you Space Cadet!
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