Music Industry against GoogleAdded: Monday, January 20th, 2014
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The IFPI and RIAA, music industry entities, have resumed their attacks on the search giant, accusing Google of breaking its promise to tone down piracy portals in its search rankings. The outfits have both published articles in a coordinated campaign in order to call for Google to adopt a 5-point plan to fight digital piracy.
This move is the latest in a fight between the entertainment industry and Google, even though the tech giant is an increasingly strong partner for various music labels and publishers via its YouTube and Google Play services. Nevertheless, the industry remains cross, claiming that their anger is justified, but the outfits don’t suggest any clear plan to resolve the argument.
In the meantime, the tech giant points at its 100 millionth takedown notice received from music copyright owners. The notices have been received within the last 2.5 years, at an accelerating pace: in December 2013 alone, the British music body the BPI sent 5.2 million notices, while the Recording Industry Association of America sent 2.3 million. The copyright owners consider Google the largest piracy discovery website in the world.
In response, Google published a report last September hitting back at the claims that it fails to address piracy and questioning whether the issue is as huge as the music industry claims. The report broke down Google’s activities, including such legitimate services as YouTube and Google Play, as well as Content ID system for helping copyright owners make money from uses of their music on someone’s videos. The company also emphasized its efforts within its advertising business – Google ensured that its adverts weren’t appearing on piracy websites.
Google pointed out that turnaround time on takedown notices was less than 6 hours, and keeps decreasing despite the rocketing volume of requests. Finally, the tech giant reminded that search was never a major driver of traffic to pirate sites. Indeed, all traffic from Yahoo, Bing, and Google combined accounts for only 15% of traffic to BitTorrent trackers.
Besides, Google questioned the methodology music industry used for the rightsholders’ research. The company provided its own statistics showing that people searched for a “song title” 16 times more often than “song title mp3” on Google and found lots of legal links at the top of the results.
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Monday, January 20th, 2014
|i suggest the music industry drop its prices by around 75% for an album and maybe people will start buying again,same goes for dvd/blue ray and streaming|
|posted by (2014-01-20 20:32:34)|
|Ticket prices to a movie a way too high and I just went this weekend to see nut job with the kids and the movie theater was like a zoo people talking, kids running around and babys crying..Worst time ever...8 dollar popcorn....Music is way 2 overpriced for the crap they make!! So screw them and lets take it until they quit ripping us off!|
|I agree with xxxskfxxx and I might tell them that streaming has become a joke but Dvd's 15 to 20 pounds and blue rays should stay the same price. I must add xxxskfxxx blue rays have to be a bit more due discs hold a lot more space.|
|I won't pay for s#it products and pirates always win.when they stop charging £16 for CGI and autotune i will start buying again but until then goodbye media.|
|posted by (2014-01-22 02:19:42)|
|Is it just me or are the music and film industries just businesses who do NOT control the world?|
They make and sell stuff, if they have a bitch about someone stealing they call the police and have the 'person' arrested.
Please note the word in quotes - the person not the feckin world.
Here is just a whacky idea - parent wants to vet a movie/song for their kids but really doesn't want to have to pay extra to see if it is within their family standards. If it is it's bought and paid for if it's not it's not paid for as it doesn't.
Quandary - is parent guilty of pirating by trying to keep their kids safe due to no trust in the production companies, media and regulating bodies or is the parent acting properly? Against all the bitching pulled by the so called tearful music/film companies.
No global decisions made by private businesses because they bitch loudest, if it's good we'll buy it - if it's shit we won't. Live with it.
|posted by (2014-01-22 07:13:05)|
|thanks post good|
|pay for dvd bluray ru crazy|
|Oh, I think they have the balls to fight back, to be blunt.|
If they didn't, they would have caved on the book-scanning thing a long time ago.
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