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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > UK’s Music Industry Hopes “Three-Strikes” Go Global

UK’s Music Industry Hopes “Three-Strikes” Go Global

UK’s Music Industry Hopes “Three-Strikes” Go Global

Added: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Entertainment industry outfits like IFPI, RIAA and BPI cheer up the passage of the UK’s DEB (Digital Economy Bill), allowing website filtering, Internet disconnection and banning public Wi-Fi, feeling hopeful that it will force the graduated approach to fighting piracy worldwide.


The Digital Economy Bill has just passed in the UK, but the music industry is already lining up to praise the MPs for entering a new age of anti-piracy legislation.

Mitch Bainwol, the RIAA Chairman, said they welcome the UK government‘s acknowledgment that Internet Service Providers play an important role in defending copyright owners, and perceiving the Internet as a source of economic growth and a basis for new business models. Moreover, the more this regulation goes global, the better the opportunities are for a prospering music industry to satisfy copyright holders and their fans.

The DEB, passed recently in the United Kingdom, contains provisions regarding banning open Wi-Fi, website filtering, and a “three-strikes” regime, allowing to disconnect file-sharers. It will make ISPs to shift from neutral providers to the defenders of the web targeting at rooting out the copyright violation.

However, the problem remains that the Bill is intended to turn pirates into paying customers by increasing scrutiny for signs of illegal file-sharing, following by regarding them correspondingly. The matter is that it won’t address the core issue of the problem, which is definitely the failure of music industry to create a business model giving the pirates an incentive to buy.

What is worse, the situation in France after introducing its own “three-strikes” already calls for alarm – P2P users there just mostly switched to alternative resources of copyrighted content, like illegal streaming sites or HTTP-based download websites. In France there are two thirds of former users registered to switch to the mentioned alternatives or options like Usenet and VPN.

Nevertheless, the music industry either doesn’t care, or is blinded by its ignorance, keeping declaring that DEB will help eliminate piracy. As if locking down the Internet could the right way to force the industry to take any creative risks. Restricting users’ freedom by monitoring them in order to catch the signs of infringing can hardly be called a sustainable ecosystem, which the industry claims for.

The only comforting thing for us is that it’ll less likely ever happen in the US. Despite our country can have some faults, it still takes privacy protection very seriously.

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Date:  Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Comments (13) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2010-04-13 14:22:18)
iamezaz avatarThis is actually not a good sign at all.I guess we in the future do not hav to use any other alternatives like Usenet and VPN this will damn cost a lot:-((

posted by Site Friend (2010-04-13 14:27:21)
karakurachow avatarWell i agree wth u iamezaz it's gonna be damn costly......but ppl will alwayz find new ways of sharing so chill m8 :)

posted by (2010-04-13 14:35:42)
conmac863 avatar"Necessity, who is the mother of invention" ~ Plato

Basically people will find a way around anything. I think it is human nature.

posted by (2010-04-13 14:40:48)
mobson avatarTypical knee jerk reaction from people who just don't get how the interweb works. What is worrying however, is that this is the first really blatant sign of how business is now making government policy. It has been going on in secret for years in all countries, but now it is so entrenched that they feel comfortable in making it so blatantly obvious that money is now the sole maker of policies that affect us all. This is the end result of capitalism and probably the tip of the iceberg. Things will get much worse and we should all be very worried indeed.

posted by (2010-04-13 15:04:13)
greigstar avatari guess if you had some kind of messenger service for example msn or yahoo with the abilty to exchange large files etc 1 or 3 gig a file for example between users then surely this is some way maybe be some kind of loophole but i guess you would still need a source to get your content from before you could share those files but hey it's only a thought is the way forward well who knows

posted by Site FriendXbox (2010-04-13 16:20:04)
Z0R4N avatarI hope this doesn't go global.

posted by Site FriendXbox (2010-04-13 18:43:25)
Painless avatarThey are closeing in, hahahaha they will never catch us........ :) :) :) :)

posted by (2010-04-13 19:20:35)
nobs68 avatarIf I like something after I have D/L it, I tend to go out and buy the original. I will not no more, I will be a pirate all the way now. Up yours D.E.B. VPN I will use and hide from these morons.I personally think that this D.E.B. will send the music industry into futher decline, they will cause more damage than good. Ha! Ha! Ha! to these greedy B******s.Piracy will defeat these tossers. Joe Public will have the last laugh.

posted by (2010-04-13 19:58:51)
nobs68 avatarI`ve just sent this to some gezzer at IFPI [email protected]

Hello Mr Strain,

Just dropping you a quick note.

You may think that with the good old British Government passing the D.E.B. that this will put the music industry back on it`s feet.
Well YOU (not you personally) may have shot yourselves in the foot and this is the reason why? If I like something after I have D/L it,
be it a movie, a game or music I tend to go out and buy the original and I think you would have found this the case of many a p2p D/L. I
will not be able to see what is out there anymore, once this bill has kicked in so I will not purchase anything like I do now. You needed to
take off those blinkers and see what the majority of p2p D/L are actually upto and stop record companies being so god damn greedy. I
will be a pirate all the way now. And probably so will everybody else.
Up yours D.E.B. VPN I will use and hide from you morons.I personally think that this D.E.B. will send the music industry into futher decline,
The D.E.B. will cause more damage than good.
Ha! Ha! Ha! to these greedy B******s. Piracy will now end the music industry. Joe Public will have the last laugh.

You have now lost my money, and probably alot of other peoples. The music industry needed to move with the times
and listen to people instead of being hell bent on greed.

posted by Blocked (2010-04-13 22:35:08)
menahunie avatarAm I missing something?
Part of the article:
However, the problem remains that the Bill is intended to turn pirates into paying customers by increasing scrutiny for signs of illegal file-sharing, following by regarding them correspondingly.

WHO IS GOING TO DETERMINE HOW ALLEDGED FILES ARE "Illegal" The MPAA and RIAA what? Monitoring an IP address? Under many laws in USA that is WIRETAPPING. When you have a third party either listening; intercepting audio or electronic communications - IT IS WIRETAPPING and YOU NEED A COURT WARRANT TO DO IT.
Say I monitor or intercept data, audio, or FILE TRANSMISSIONS from you and say I am the software developer that wrote the software being "shared" by you. Explain how I am able to use that information in a criminal or even a civil case when I committed FELONY WIRETAPPING to get it without a WARRANT?
The Law Enforcement Agency's STILL HAVE TO GET A WARRANT TO EVEN INTERCEPT data transmissions via internet or or means spelled out in detail in the warrant; they can only do what is in the warrant nothing else or it will be not able to be used in court. Under the poison fruit term anything involved in that as well would be unable to be used as evidence.

posted by (2010-04-14 03:56:00)
No avatargood points menahunie.
our isp's will get a complaint from a antip2p co.
thats how theyll know without a court oderded warrant
they are downloading it from you at the time of the complaint btw lol
i will never ever again by an music after i cant download it for free. maybe per person payment of 100 dollars for life all music free. maybe
otherwise how do they justify these black and spanish low lifes making millions ????????????????????????
im not funding them. they dont pay my bills, i could care less if they lived or died
and as i stated in another thread about movies.never ever ever will i pay more than a dollar for a movie
from redbox which i rip like a christmas gift.

they have shown their true colors over and over, shoiw businis and the music business i=s over as we they knew it they have raped everything to pieces.

thats why there trying to cash in with law suits.

posted by (2010-04-14 09:31:27)
kendog avatarthe sad thing is menahunie. here in good old u.k lots of people have the right to check your isp address. after 9/11 anti terror laws where passed in the uk giveing locial councials and even the post office the right to poke there nose into your isp and browsing history and even intercept and reed your e-mail. WITHOUT going before a judge first.

infact as scary as it is they dont even need to keep records of when they do this.
it is no supprise that this law was pass. and after only 2 hours debate....

this is a country that will let rapist and murders out of prision early on licence but charge and fit a 70 year old woman with a homeoffice tag for the crime of selling a gold fish to a 14 year old. you have to be 16 you own a pet here.

my point,badly made is they WILL go over the top when they punish thouse caught downloading,they always do. they dont have to prove who downloaded the file. just to what address it came to.

and because of this im going to bid a sad fairwell to E.T the GREATEST torrent site on the web. but it just an't worth geting cut off. i live in the middle of no where and im house bound thrue disibilty. i do ALL my shopping on line.

posted by (2010-04-15 21:03:55)
No avatarSharing something with my friends, allowing them to listen to the brand new cd I bought, or watching the new movie I received for my birthday is 100% legal.
So taking that in mind, there will always be a new source to get this material, they cannot take internet from us because it one of our rights to have access to it.

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