Recent Hacks Proved Need for Strict Copyright LawAdded: Monday, July 11th, 2011
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RIAA said that Anonymous and LelzSec’s campaign launched against public sites like the American Senate, CIA, and even the Arizona Police Department proved that a “lawless” web isn’t good, and proposed laws like the PROTECT IP Act are needed to restore order.
In a posting on its official site, the RIAA asked that Senators didn’t waver on pending laws demanding broadband providers to block copyright infringing services. The proposed measure, also known as DNS filtering, is part of the PROTECT IP Act, which (as the RIAA believes) is necessary to restore order to a “lawless” web, where hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous are currently able to roam free.
The copyright outfit claimed that in a world where hackers are allowed to set their sights on new targets almost every day, including the official US Senate site, the CIA’s public service and more recently Arizona’s law enforcement database, there’s no way to think that a lawless web defended to the extreme is anything good. However, the industry critics point out that the RIAA is actually combining two absolutely different topics, trying to make the case for censoring the web on the backs of hacker groups which simply expose the security flaws of others.
Although the Recording Industry Association of America’s failed business model is solely to blame for its problems, the outfit is still trying to argue that stricter legislation is the panacea. It seems that the rights owners fail to understand that the consumers can’t be forcibly turned into paying customers, as well as they can’t dictate consumers who their favorite artists are. Accordingly, censoring the web will not be able to fix the entertainment industry’s refusal to give consumers what they want and where they want it.
Meanwhile, the industry observers are not tired to explain that the suggested PROTECT IP Act will enforce DNS filtering, which can be easily circumvented, thus rendering the entire process an exercise in futility. Besides, about 3/4 of global peer-to-peer traffic takes place outside US borders, which means that even if the new legislation somehow manages to cut file-sharing traffic in the US by half, this will bring them to meager 12.5% decline of the trend, thus making the law further questionable. As usual, using hacker groups to seemingly scare Senators into enacting the new copyright legislation has nothing to do with the public interest.
July 11th,2011Posted by:
Monday, July 11th, 2011
|posted by (2011-07-11 15:53:59)|
|Knew this was coming!|
|Yep, had to happen.|
The RIAA should be the next (and prolonged) target...
|this in no way means there needs to be more strict copyright laws, it means, the IT people that are responsible for running the systems that were compromised need to learn how to do their jobs.|
it also means there needs to be enforcement of the laws that are supposed to prevent hacking into corporate systems.
don't forget where IT comes from, its IdioT with the dio removed. thats why they can't do their jobs, because they are IdioT IT people that took a 6 month course and think they know something about computers.
|the next thing the RIAA will say is, since there is water on mars, there needs to be more strict copyright laws.|
they make up any excuse, maybe they should make their so called "artists" have real talent and stop releasing the total garbage music and videos that spew out like sewerage.
|one more thing, if they ever read anything or were informed like we are on here, they would know that SONY said that the reason their system was hacked was because:|
"The corporation’s head, Howard Stringer, complained that his rigorous defense of content had lead to negative results: in particular, his company had become the hackers’ target."
and that came from SONY who also is part of the movie and music industry, proving once again the RIAA will do or say anything even if its a lie, illegal or unethical.
|WTF - The RIAA- Really Idiotic Amazing Azzholes state this is due to weak copyright laws? Hmmm I wonder if they should stop sucking their profits up their noses?|
What does breaching network security have to do with any copyright protections?
|what a bunch of idiots, where did copyright laws come up with getting hacked. who gets paid to say that shit|
|who gets paid for coming up with that? american lawyers.|
they are the most unethical and immoral creatures on earth.
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