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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Copyright Independent Expert Lobbied for Music Industry

Copyright Independent Expert Lobbied for Music Industry

Copyright Independent Expert Lobbied for Music Industry

Added: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extratorrent.com
The Center for Copyright Information was recently created by the Motion Picture Association of America and Recording Industry Association of America. The outfits agreed that all the collected data should be checked by an independent 3rd party. However, it turned out that the “independent expert” they chose was RIAA’s ex-lobbying group, which made no sense to regard it as an impartial analysis.

The content industry promised op all file-sharers that soon all of American Internet traffic will be monitored, according to the treaty signed between the content owners and ISPs. In addition, the industry also decided to hire an independent expert to evaluate the accuracy and security of the gathered information, in frames of the rules of the Memorandum of Understanding.

As such, the CCI retained a well-known technology expert, Stroz Friedberg, to assess the system used by MarkMonitor to identify suspected copyright theft in BitTorrent networks. An initial review is already completed, claiming that the system is accurate and works properly. The only problem is that everyone failed to mention that Stroz Friedberg used to work with the music industry for around 5 years, when it used to lobby for it in Washington. In addition, the person handling the lobbying was Beryl Howell, who is currently a federal judge involved in mass BitTorrent lawsuits and claiming that the Internet service providers fail to do their best to defend the rights of content owners.

Although no-one argues that Stroz Friedberg is a recognized technical expert, the Memorandum of Understanding specifies that the 3rd party company must be really independent and impartial. As we can see from the CCI’s choice, the copyright holders are more interested in choosing someone they trust rather than someone the public can trust. But this is not surprising for the industry observers – the content industry has always been known for protecting their own interests first of all. Although it remains to be seen how the general public will use this data, the web is already full of the opinions saying that the CCI is blatantly rotten to the core and obviously can’t be trusted by neither the general public nor politicians. Not a very good start for the outfit, you know.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for the source of the article

October 31st,2012

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Date:  Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Comments (5) (please add your comment »)

posted by ET babyET lover (2012-10-31 13:33:39)
eNdEmiOn avatarTime for a revolution!

posted by (2012-10-31 14:12:13)
crazymichael avatardoes obama like the fact neally every actor and musician is richer than him i dont know why they have a black president for a white country anyway

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendSuperman (2012-11-01 01:40:29)
trialNerror avatar@ #2 Caucasians are the minority in USA... just sayin'.

Here's a random idea on how to send the RIAA/MPAA/CCI a message.
Do not buy any movie tickets. Do not purchase any dvd/bluray releases. Do not buy any iTunes songs or CDs. Do not buy any video games. Do not even use any free demos of games. Do not download anything. Cancel your internet service. Break away from their old system.

If we could all group together and show them we do not need them, that they are nothing but a hindrance and not so much a luxury in our lives, then they will really lose profits and crumble. They will beg for us to return and practically throw all sorts of entertainment at us at a greatly reduced rate. Basic economics of supply and demand. If we do not demand it they will have nothing to supply and inevitably go bankrupt rather than continuing to be corrupt.

This shall not ever happen, tho', as there are already a mass population of internet-zombies out there that will probably commit suicide if they lost their lousy connection to facebook and twitter.

posted by (2012-11-02 17:24:57)
No avatarhi from n/ireland i feel just the way you do how could we all get together or start to get everyone to open there eyes and see whats coming.

posted by (2012-11-04 07:50:12)
Solcis avatarFriedberg is not impartial? No problem. Friedberg out.

Kissinger in.

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