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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > UK ISPs Could Earn £203m with Bundled Music Services

UK ISPs Could Earn £203m with Bundled Music Services

UK ISPs Could Earn £203m with Bundled Music Services

Added: Thursday, March 11th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The BPI (British Phonographic Industry) is again trying to make UK ISPs help BPI fight illegal file-sharing. Now it’s doing it by publishing the results of a study which found out that ISPs could earn around £203 million in 3 years if they offered a bundled digital music services for their users.


Geoff Taylor, BPI Chief Executive, says that this report indicates the fact that the revenue potential of the project already makes it sound sensible for ISPs. While UK music establishments strive for innovation and development of new digital offerings, such ISPs as Virgin Media have already acknowledged a more profitable future of legal digital services as compared to continued spreading of piracy.

Actually, Virgin Media can hardly be an example for the BPI as an Internet Service Provider that is willing to provide digital music services after it has spent years and great money for creating “Virgin Music Unlimited” just to watch it falling apart due to main record labels’ last minute. They later cooperated with Universal Music, but still the service, which was promised to the end of 2009, can’t be found anywhere.

As a further step BPI suggests ISPs to make even more money from the project if it was offered to users along with meaningful action to fight illegal downloading. That means that their getting on board with the BPI can bring them a fortune.

In their turn, responding to the study, UK ISPs, particularly TalkTalk, claiming to be the biggest broadband provider in the country, says a sarcastic thank to the BPI for such business advice. It also mentions that indicated figure of £203 million glosses over criminalizing their major customers’ behaviors. TalkTalk offers legal download services, of course, such as emusic, and other ISPs do so too, but it’s definitely not a goldmine for the companies. The proposals of copyright protection that have been made threaten the human rights, they also may touch innocent customers and are just futile.

It seems like the BPI can’t come up with any innovative idea for itself, but at the same time offers others to follow it. It’s also unclear why people have to want this service as they already have over 35 legal music services.

The music industry still seems to go the wrong way when giving its consumers only what makes them a profit. Even so profits have to go after the control of access.

March 11th, 2010

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Date:  Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-03-11 22:14:13)
JorgeMontana avatarthanks Sam its always good to know whats happening with my brothers on the other side of the pond.

posted by (2010-03-12 02:15:14)
macbeth avatarthks sam , its always about profit profit profit when will they snap out of it?

posted by (2010-03-12 12:34:45)
cyberartist avatarThanks Sam - I'm retired now - but worked as a musician and producer for many years and there is always some bastard waiting in the wings to get a piece of you. Bastards. And rest assurred with a deal like this - musicians would see not much more than bugger all and the isps and the record companies would get the lions share.

posted by (2010-03-12 21:44:59)
4JIMi2sTEXAS0 avatargood read thanks sam

posted by (2010-03-13 07:14:27)
Mandelbrot avatarThanks Sam, UK? we`re just like everyone, slowly goin down hill!

posted by (2010-03-13 07:18:10)
Mandelbrot avatarSorry, NOT SO SLOWLY!

posted by (2010-03-15 09:13:29)
domino22 avatarway round it use torrent privacy eveything encrypted and goes through there severs , ive been using it 2 years no problem , am still running while mates had to stop downloading because of getting caught

posted by (2010-03-16 09:03:35)
domino22 avatardont know if anyone has seen the panorama programme on bbc , but looks like the new law for downloading will be in before june well b4 the general election . it just means everybody will have to up there game a little , make sure you use peerblock even better a complete ip blocker , i know these cost money but looks like this is the only way to go until something is there for free . have a think about torrent privacy , search it on google for there site think its 10 dollars a month , the days have gone with no protection at all . if we all stick together share as much or little info with ourselfs use the forums bit more we should crack this and beat them .

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