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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > MPAA’s CEO Admitted Piracy Wasn’t Theft

MPAA’s CEO Admitted Piracy Wasn’t Theft

MPAA’s CEO Admitted Piracy Wasn’t Theft

Added: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Surprisingly enough, the MPAA’s CEO, Chris Dodd, admitted that the days when piracy was associated with theft had gone.

The Motion Picture Association of America was never tired to repeat that piracy was theft, but the recent statements from its CEO show that this tune might change soon. Recently he said that the industry is now in a transformative period with an explosion of technology which will need content, and the industry would be wrong to describe this as thievery.

Of course, copying a copyrighted material isn’t theft, and it never was, though copyright lobbyists have been trying to convince the public otherwise.

Copyrighted experts tried to explain that copyright infringement can’t be considered theft in the same way that stealing a CD from the store shelf is theft. If you take the physical property, you have it and the former owner no longer does. But if you copy the song, you have it, and so does its creator.

However, not many people are interested in this old debate on file-sharing and copyright legislation. 9 years ago Pew Research discovered that 2/3 of US citizens who download music online didn’t care about whether it was copyrighted. However, ignorance isn’t always blissed, and ever since the entertainment industry has sued thousands of users for copyright violation, often obtaining settlements of 5 to 6 figures.

Nevertheless, piracy continued to thrive, and it still does, because we live in a digital age where everything is right at the tips of the fingers and for free. Although people know what copyrighted works are and what the penalties for downloading them are, not many of them consider it wrong to download tracks, films, games, or TV shows for free. In other words, despite the fact that copying is illegal, it isn’t wrong.

Now even the MPAA’s CEO says that the web offers technology which will need content. Maybe it’s the time for the industry to finally understand and accept that it can’t change history. But you shouldn’t get too excited, as the studios are developing a “more subtle” and “consumer-oriented” approach, and such terms can be very circumstantial, particularly with such delicate subject.

The industry observers don’t expect any major changes soon, but still hope they will come one day and will be for the best.

May 29th,2012

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Date:  Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Comments (4) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-05-29 18:13:58)
Tando avatarHaha! this just makes me laught

posted by (2012-05-29 21:44:03)
No avatarwell then Y are they pursuing methods to stop if they don't think its stealing? Y say it is in the 1st place when it isn't!
also I found this statement online: "Whether or not you benefit financially from using the content doesn't matter. Unless you have permission from the owner, it's not yours to use" ok then Y buy any thing for that matter then? when you buy ANY thing from ANY one or IF even some one gives you something ITS considered yours BY LAW!
remember possession is 9/10th's of the LAW! copy right IS included in this! like I stated in another post, as long as you are NOT USING what ever it is "movies, music, games" in some place in the public, you have the RIGHT to do with it as you please!

posted by (2012-05-30 15:42:52)
Raptor5 avatarWell said m8!

posted by (2012-05-31 04:08:00)
Brynn217 avatarI would tend to be more worried about this than anything else.... I mean, what are they up too? What type of content is he refering too and how to they plan to market things on the internet, or for the internet now...

I mean... this may be a case of keep your friends close and your enemies closer... the closer they start to interfer with the internet the more trouble they may be able to cause... A whole new wave of tracking software, or malware aimed at going after those they consider theives....

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