Spanish Professors Ask Government to Stop Fighting PiracyAdded: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
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FEDEA, the Spanish economy research center, has recently published the report, where it recommends a government to reconsider new legislation concerning piracy that is now being drafted in the country. They think that too aggressive measures at copyright law won’t be any help for unknown artists and customers, but will benefit only the well-known performers and large media labels.
The country’s government has been recently discussing a law, allowing to shut down BitTorrent tracker websites prior to obtaining a judicial order. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish Prime Minister, develops the new Economy Law, which also includes a great variety of measures targeted at defending copyright owners and fighting online piracy.
Unsurprisingly, the public has met this new law with a firm opposition. Further two economy professors joined them, publishing a report claiming that the new legislation might rather cause more losses than profits.
Professors Pablo Fernández and Michele Boldrin in their advisory report criticize the plans of the Spanish government to strangle public file-sharing. They express an opinion that the proposals of the new law are absolutely ineffective and useless ways to protect copyright holders since they’re already outdated methods of fighting copyright infringement.
As they state in the report, the current proposals will benefit only the major media establishments and performers at the expense of unknown artists and users. They also suggest the government to offer the entertainment industry a more effective way for exploring modern business models rather than stick to an old one, as it has already proven to be ineffective a long time ago. Professors ask the government to open their eyes on the current situation in the digital world: the web has changed greatly and now plays by new rules, considering a reduction in property rights. So it would be a better idea to stop the war on piracy and reconsider the legislation in order to reduce copyright terms. Otherwise digital innovation will be threatened by such unnecessary restrictions.
However, the current Spanish laws might be considered quite soft by the residents of other European countries. Users can share copyrighted content for non-commercial use, and even websites are allowed to offer links for free downloading if they also do not benefit directly from infringements. We’ll hope this paradise won’t end.
March 30th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
|posted by (2010-03-30 16:32:31)|
|What a drag the professors are right but the government cannot remove regardless of how much new laws are implemented because at the end its the people they themselves have to realize that they are doing something wrong the government cannot spoon-fed them to leave piracy.SO it is difficult though i presume. 8(|
|Nice to see some academics looking into this area,and actually suggesting some sound advice to the government,but unfortunately the power and persuasion that some of the rich large corporations have over governments,will make sure that the laws suit themselves so they can get fatter and richer.Tho it sounds like the Spanish government does have some good points regarding their current laws.|
Many thanks for good read SaM.
|thanks for the read|
|posted by (2010-03-31 05:52:14)|
|Piracy is advancing as mostly accepted everywhere just like porn haha.|
|posted by (2010-03-31 05:52:55)|
|They can't fight us all.. One yes but not the whole world. LMAO|
|posted by (2010-03-31 15:34:48)|
|ladies and gentlemen, it is very very simple.|
its either of 2 choices regardless what laws they pass.
1. We continue sharing and downloading FREE
2. We rent them for 1 dollar at a redbox, and simply burn it to harddrive or disk. AND PASS THEM TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS FREE
that is the end of it, will someone tell these government officials there
laws will do NOTHING to stop me from getting what i deserve.
why do i deserve it, because i have like everyone else went to a movie theater at a premium
with people talking baby crying fussing, people in front of you POPCORN 10 DOLLARS LOL
all of which ruins the movie, or rented a movie and found out it was a garbage film with a cool cover
all of the movies coming out today share the same sets and props and extras and pretty much acting
like a mortage company pumping out loans but instead movies.
(wonder why there were 40 war movies released in the past 1 year ?)
so you see, you want to still ask for a premium for part garbage same movie different director,/ scenario.
we are sick of it.
so stop me from downloading.
i will have 100 movies for 100 dollars ALL AT DVDRIP QUALITY, instead of 2000 at 20 a piece LOL your a@@ !!
THANK YOU FOR READING MY THOUGHTS.
ps IM CRAZY LOL
|posted by (2010-04-01 01:02:58)|
|Prices for DVD Movies, and the theater are high what a rip off damn thieves lol.|
|posted by (2010-04-01 02:18:50)|
|goverments never listen got their fingers and thumbs stuck up their own A***H****||
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