The EU Committee Seems Confused on ACTAAdded: Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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While ACTA is grabbing headlines all over the world, piracy and counterfeiting are the matter of a discussion in the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) of Europe this week, as we can see from some parliamentary document. IMCO presumes that the growing IPR value is a sign of success on one side, but an incentive for pirates on the other. The Internet is considered to be a tool being used to flood the worldwide market with infringing products thus possessing a threat for many jobs. Counterfeiting in Europe affects a wide variety of mass consumption goods, which results in health and safety risks to its citizens. If you noticed, it seems that Internet issues are being equaled to physical piracy, although there’s a huge difference.
The ACTA issue was brought up in the document too. The Commission has already developed a global strategy for third countries to enforce IPR there. Within this strategy, the “priority countries” list has been maid and is updated regularly.
Piracy damage confidence and trust in the trade of goods and services, particularly across borders or on the Internet. This results in the loss of opportunities for business and in reluctance for consumers.
First of all, Internet is involved in piracy when it comes to be an important vehicle for selling counterfeit goods over it. It has everything to make the life of a counterfeiter a dream: the traders can remain anonymous and offers can be placed and withdrawn immediately. Internet companies and brand owners have recognized the threat and now are ready to develop a collaborative way forward.
The most astonishing in all this is how the discussion is focusing very hard on physical piracy, counterfeiting and bootlegging, while issues like notice-and-takedown procedures and ACTA are still seem to be restricted to the bootlegging and sale of counterfeit goods solely. We believe any of you would recognize the difference between downloading a film for free and burning a film, stomping hundreds of copies and selling it on eBay or on the streets. Very few respectable file-sharers cross this line.
Unfortunately, those in power seem to confuse the non-commercial infringement and commercial piracy or taking them as the same thing. And since there’s a three strikes law in ACTA, you’d have your connection terminated in case of being accused of copyright violation three times (no matter – commercially or non-commercially).
February 25th, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, February 25th, 2010
|Intresting read thanks.|
|So they implemented it. They'll lose. Sooner or later. Believe me. :)|
Good read SaM. :)
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