Piracy Laws Have No Success WorldwideAdded: Friday, September 20th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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According to the recent report from Monash University, “three-strikes” laws introduced to stop digital piracy don’t work. The results of the research showed that graduated response laws designed to reduce online copyright infringement were useless and failed to make people pay for legitimate content.
The researchers from the Monash University’s Faculty of Law were trying to find connection between the “three-strikes” legislation and reduced piracy, but failed. Their report was published by Australian Policy Online, and it says that if “effectiveness” means reducing infringement, then the law is definitely not effective.
The research was built on case studies from a range of countries where “graduated response” system is in place and working – France, New Zealand, Taiwan, South Korea and the United Kingdom. All of the mentioned countries have enacted legislation which penalized subscribers in some form, including fines and disconnections, for repeated infringements. However, all of them had significant drawbacks.
For example, France’s HADOPI failed to identify and process the worst repeat offenders, while Internet users in New Zealand simply changed their behavior – there was a fall in P2P traffic, but encrypted HTTPS data volumes rocketed. This meant that pirates were simply encrypting their antics so nobody could tell what they were doing. The matter is that the legislation in New Zealand applies only to file-sharing through peer-to-peer networks. It can be simply bypassed by switching to other networks, including Usenet, cyberlockers, VPNs, and remote access protocols. Seedboxes became the most popular method for Kiwis to circumvent the law. Seedboxes are basically remote servers hosted on high-speed networks in other jurisdictions, to which people are able to download content through BitTorrent and then directly access over an encrypted connection.
Talking about South Korea and Taiwan, the anti-piracy laws appeared to have had very little if any impact on illegal file-sharing. Despite the fact that the Taiwanese legislation has been in effect for several years, there’s no evidence in the English language materials that any user has had their access to the Internet suspended. Perhaps, the ultimate goal of the law was to get the country removed from the US Trade Representative’s special watch list.
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Friday, September 20th, 2013
|posted by (2013-09-20 19:41:24)|
|no three-strikes” laws here.|
|only in baseball!|
|3 strokes and your off no girls gonna like that.|
|can you say JOkE by JOKERS......all a bunch of CLOWNS with no clue. Like mel Gibson in braveheart said "FREEEEEEEEEDDOOOOOOOOM", oh wait he said that when they where cutting his nuts off at the end ;> ........So true internet freedom should cost you atleast one of your testicles after your 3rd strike.....I think thatd b a lot more EFFECTIVE model for them lol|
|posted by (2013-09-21 07:32:24)|
|Meh...as long as they keep pirating my private information, I'll keep pirating their shit|
|I think I its a shame how they spend so much money protecting the rights of these movie companies when they should worry about why people cant afford to take there family out to see one these films.|
|@mceachim11 ,my sentiment exactly.totally agree .you got the nail on the head m8.|
|Globally Billions of dollars have been spent by America and the NSA as well as Microsoft and others to implement the Global Cyber Policy Bull using lots of home-grown excuses from terrorist threats to paedophiles and how many have they caught!!,here is an interesting argument for not having surveillance |
|posted by (2013-09-23 12:15:39)|
|I think Monash University are being a little narrow in their view. While they might not have actually reduced piracy, the laws have provided work for many lawyers, lobbyists and associated hangers on throughout the world.|
|Ultimately the infringement of users privacy and Orwellian control of cyberspace will cause a few inconveniences to the end users, cost many billions to implement and many more billions to police for very little benefit in the social order of things except in the cost to personal freedom,expression,innovation and usage of the internet.those already clued up will enforce stricter measures of encryption and changing of operating system,browsers and transport to avoid much of what is being monitored and the type of criminals that we are told they are hunting for already employ these to some degree,what it will mean is that users who do not wish to turn on their computer and be monitored will no longer use facebook,yahoo,moxilla, microsoft and certain ISP`s as well as many others causing such companies to lose even more revenue and customers,some of them altogether,as you would expect in a fascist regime.||
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