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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Federal Government Is Going To Treat Internet Piracy As Physical Piracy

Federal Government Is Going To Treat Internet Piracy As Physical Piracy

Federal Government Is Going To Treat Internet Piracy As Physical Piracy

Added: Sunday, February 14th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement notifies the Motion Picture Association of America of its intention to fight the threats from the Internet like they have done with “hard goods” before.


It becomes apparent that that the federal government shares the attitude of Association to the outlaw file sharing, which is described as sponsoring terrorism and organized crime gangs.

It is obvious that the target of people involved into physical piracy has always been money.
RAND Corporation study pointed out in 2009 that many of those groups selling illegal movie copies are also committed to many crimes like contraband, forged documents, and even assassination and drugs.

Yet sharing files is not the same thing. Its name proves the fact that there is only data shared but no money involved. The Motion Picture Association of America and similar organizations won’t be able to begin a campaign against illegal file-sharing until they have enough motivation, especially with getting lawmaker and enforcement bodies on their side.
That has become clear after the meeting in Crystal City with the representatives of Motion Picture Association of America, those of seven leading movie studios and law enforcement officials, hosted by the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss the new threats to the products.

Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement promised to make a significant effort to fight the Internet treats exactly like they have done with “hard goods” before. The common efforts of the industry (which knows all the treats) and law enforcement (which can take action) will elicit those exploiting vulnerabilities with further investigation and arrest.

It was pointed out that Property Rights Coordination Center is dedicated to fighting illegal activities resulting in costing jobs, funding of crime and exploiting the work of artists.

However, again, Internet piracy is of the different matter than physical one and the intention to threat people sharing files in the same way as those who make money from others’ work is not right. The last ones may use peer-to-peer networks to locate illegal material to burn but not to deliver it to the customers as representatives of Immigration and Customs Enforcement assert.

February 14th, 2010

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Date:  Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Comments (12) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-02-14 05:27:01)
magiccrack avatarThanx SaM nice read.

posted by (2010-02-14 05:33:55)
ceo54 avatarI Suspect Their Intention......

posted by (2010-02-14 05:47:06)
msmsm avatarThanks Sam
It looks like it has gone to the next level of Anti P2P.
Just a thought, will the immigration dept have to stamp a green card for the data that i upload to the USA or will it be yet another illegal alien.

posted by (2010-02-14 05:51:36)
timesurfer avatarThanks interesting read

posted by Blocked (2010-02-14 07:24:32)
menahunie avatarOkay; so they are really going to do what?
This is becoming more of a privacy issue.
So lets see possibly how it may go; MPAA and RIAA gives IP addresses to ICE and what? They now get search warrants and kick down your door sticking machine guns in your face?
ICE can't even stop the drug traffic and all the other illegal activities like people here illegally.. 12 million people here illegally and they are now stating they will TARGET P2P users?
Most of what is "alleged" is don overseas, many many P2P users like in CHINA is the BIGGEST PIRATING OF SOFTWARE AND EVERYTHING ELSE as well as other "poor" countries. They do it because of the cost of the software, in places to "BUY" it can take up to a years wages...
Is ICE going to got to the white house and state we have this horrible P2P problem and we need to arrest Hundreds of Thousands of people for violating the DCCA?
If they don't can the people in the white coats to haul off these ICE morns they will be laughed out of the White House. To do anything like they state will cost HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS; OH Almost forgot WILL THE RIAA AND THE MPAA kick in any cash to fund this stupidity I think not...
Here is a quote:
Quote:Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tells reps from the MPAA that it plans to “target the new threats enabled by the Internet in the same way that we have targeted ‘hard goods’ in the past.”

The federal govt seems to be buying into the hair brained MPAA notion that illegal file-sharing is supporting terrorism and criminal gangs.

It’s well known that physical piracy has always been about profits and that many of the same groups, as pointed out by a 2009 RAND Corporation study, that illegally trade in pirated copies of films are also involved in everything from human smuggling and document fraud to contract killing and the drug trade.

However, file-sharing is a much different animal. It’s called sharing for the simple reason that no money ever changes hands only data does. The MPAA and other copyright holder groups can’t very well wage a campaign to stop illegal file-sharing without having a certain amount of hysteria and fear to succeed, especially when its trying to get law enforcement and legislators on its side.

It’s become evident its managed to do just that with remarks given by John Morton, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), at a gathering of representatives of the MPAA, seven of the largest movie studios, and law enforcement leaders at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) in Crystal City.

The IPR Center, led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), hosted the meeting to share intelligence on the latest threats to creative products.

“ICE pledges a sustained law enforcement effort with our partners in the IPR Center to target the new threats enabled by the Internet in the same way that we have targeted ‘hard goods’ in the past,” Morton told the crowd. “Industry knows where the vulnerabilities are and law enforcement should consult with industry to help identify those who exploit those vulnerabilities for their own gain and subject them to law enforcement investigation and subsequent arrest.”

He emphasized that the IPR center is committed to fighting criminal activity that it claims has cost American jobs, funded criminal activity of organized crime, and exploited the creative work of artists.

But, again, Internet piracy is much different than physical piracy, and Morton’s vow to treat file-sharers the same as those trying to profit from the works of others is wrong.

Counterfeiters may be using P2P to locate pirated material to burn and sell on the street, but they certainly aren’t using it to “locate and distribute to customers” as Morton asserts.

Too bad file-sharers never get a voice in the debate.

posted by (2010-02-14 08:48:27)
Stayingtrue avatarThanks for the article, very intresting.

posted by (2010-02-14 12:44:51)
Bigmoe avatarThanks for the article. Those damn idiots wont touch the illegal aliens, because it keeps the right morons in power at the Whitehouse. If they knew that the P2P crowd were a very big voting group, then the Government wouldnt touch the issue, just like the 20 million plus illegal aliens here. Hell thats against the constitution,and they are still here,. They still havn't built that fence, they promised the American people. They make me sick. Our government officials are so crooked themselves. Need to get their house in order, instead of worrying about file sharers. How about this, deal with terrorism, and 10% plus, unemployment.

posted by (2010-02-14 12:55:45)
messiahx4ever avatarThese government pudsmacks probably masturbate to their own chest pounding too. P2P is a HUMAN RIGHT, not a freaking violation. They are all just a bunch of republican circle jerks with sarah palin as the pivot girl.

posted by (2010-02-14 19:07:59)
Avius avatarhow the hell do they compare Pirating with terrorism is beyond me.

posted by (2010-02-15 14:35:30)
Infectious avatarThat's funny considering alot of these jerk-off's own kids are probably surfing the same sites.Bunch of bigot a**holes,oh well,I hope I get put in a cell with some politicans kid so I can make them my b*tch LoL.They wanna see true theft they should try making a little more then minimum wage and pay for gas to drive to work that's theft right there.Another 10 or 20 years there will be no such thing as middle class america anymore,I'm willing to bet on that and I'm not a gambling man.

posted by Blocked (2010-02-17 00:54:30)
Malley avatarI believe its a crime to pursue file sharing the way the government is trying. Who are they to try and tell us what we can and cant share when we own it? If I own a car and my friend wants to use it Ill loan it to him!!!

posted by (2010-02-22 18:35:48)
uax4it avatarWill the post man ring twice?

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