Taiwan to Amend Its Copyright LawAdded: Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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The Taiwan authorities are planning to amend their copyright legislation in order to fight digital piracy. They are going to block BitTorrent, FTP and various portals which facilitate copyright infringement.
The Intellectual Property Office under the Ministry of Economic Affairs explained that after the amending of the law local Internet service providers will be required to block access to identified IP addresses and domain names. Online services are considered a clear threat to copyright. Consequently, their operators are people who engage exclusively in copyright violation or whose acts of copyright infringement are evident.
Taiwan authorities believe that using the precedent of the law which is already enforced in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia, they won’t be the first state to enforce such regime against unauthorized file-sharing. In addition, the Intellectual Property Office assured fans of the popular Chinese service www.pps.tv that it won’t be subjected to this blocking since the website has increased significantly its legal content.
According to media reports, a timetable for the proposed law wasn’t yet specified, but it is likely that prior to introduction of a draft amendment the public hearings will be held.
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Thursday, June 13th, 2013
|posted by (2013-06-13 19:33:20)|
|we humans dont understand what they talking,|
we should have alien news and peoples news
|posted by (2013-06-14 03:16:14)|
|Sam never provides actual sources, so there is no way to get the actual details. Blocking FTP? F off.|
|posted by (2013-06-14 13:30:01)|
|Timbo since you want to see sources to verify stuff.. here have a read|
|thank god m not in taiwan|
|posted by (2013-06-15 03:02:51)|
Much appreciated! Sure enough, they included FTP file-sharing sites as their target. You can see what I mean in the other article you linked to, a source with direct quotes to provide proper context. Thanks
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