Google’s China Hack Helps Fight PiracyAdded: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
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Mitch Bainwol, CEO of Recording Industry Association of America, compares hacker efforts of stealing a source code and spying on the human rights activists’ gMail accounts to the RIAA’s fight with illegal peer-to-peer. Seems like the businesses and the public are being convinced that peer-to-peer is the scourge of the Earth.
The most recent example you should remember – when it and the MPAA have got a chance to repeat the warnings sent by FTC to 100 organizations. Those were regarding the fact that sensitive data, including personal information about employees or customers, was found available on peer-to-peer networks.
However, recently Bainwol tried to connect the attempted hack into the human rights activists’ gMail accounts and stealing the source code of the company, which is compared to intellectual property just like music, with its attempts to fight the theft of intellectual property on peer-to-peer networks.
He believes that Google has never been very appreciative to the idea of protecting the copyright, siding with “free of charge” crowd opposite to those who create the intellectual property. Never mind that the stolen code wasn’t meant for public consumption or sale in contrast to the albums and tracks. Bainwol also recalled the story of Google’s idea to digitize all the books in the world. That ended with Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild of America suing Google to stop creating such virtual library.
Moreover, Bainwol supposes that the failed business model of record labels is the same as Google’s. Though not explaining why the profits of Google are shooting up while those of the RIAA are declining.
He states that they fully support the adoption of the new and exciting broadband opportunities provided for consumers to enjoy music, television programs and movies. There are some firm words like “partners with technology companies”. Again, no explanation of their pushing for ISPs filtering the content and “three-strikes” policy, which is obviously not on the side of consumers and technology.
To say they don’t understand that protection of “hacker soldiers” is not related to the unwillingness of the government to establish a kind of “three-strikes” at all means to say nothing – they still didn’t even realize that the music industry world is round after all.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
|hmmmmmm. interesting. Thanks|
|thanks for the article SaM ThE MaN|
|Jeez what a buttwad this guy is to compare a "Hack Attack - NO NOT A MAC ATTACK" to P2P..|
It is totally different except they the RIAA and the MPAA also do "Hacks" on P2P users to get evidence against them. The problem I see with what they do is illegal.. They break into your system get the files; download them; get a warrant; kick down your door; stick a machine gun in your face while they take your property away..
Email accounts and P2P are totally different things; but I am just preaching to the choir here..
My take is why the RIAA is going apeshit is because they are losing money and that is from a huge drop in SALES.......
|They're convinced they can control the flow of information through fierce financial punishment and incarceration for offenders but it's pretty simple to see that when the world actually comes to that point - we're screwed and the people have lost all of their power.|
Look at it this way - users of modern technology comprised mostly of people under the age of 30 have almost all benefited and still benefit from illegal file sharing in some way, I would think that the numbers would be the greater part of 80% - with nearly half of those as active participants/beneficiaries - that right there is a majority vote - and in the democratic system where I live, that means there isn't shit you can do because it's of the people, by the people, and for the people - and the people have spoken..
So now this a-hole wants to make us out to look like digital terrorists? GREEEAAT..... what would you like to bet that this guy has kids who frequent torrent sites...
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