RIAA & MPAA Demand for New Draconian Anti-Piracy MeasuresAdded: Saturday, April 17th, 2010
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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has teamed up to call for installing spyware on all PCs in order to find and resume illegal content.
Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement has received series of requests from entertainment industry. RIAA and MPAA say in the requests that there are some methods and technologies which network providers and administrators should use.
Several of them are currently implemented to protect from spam and malware. The technologies mentioned include the methods aimed at detecting, monitoring and filtering network traffic or certain files. The methods are based on evaluation such information as file size and types, metadata, protocols, text description and many more, even including the content identification technologies like watermark detection, digital hashes and fingerprinting methods.
The industry demands the present legislation, which only allows to block offending websites, to be broadened to enabling setting permanent bans for repeat infringers. They also want to encourage network providers and administrators to install these spyware systems, targeted at detecting illegal file-sharing, which are based on present anti-virus applications.
It means that the recording industry believes the users will voluntarily implement the software which will constantly scan their machines and recognize (and probably erase) files considered to be infringing. If they are still sane over there, it’s time to admit such filtering plans are a little… inadaptable.
Even the most popular and proven automated blocking systems can fail to recognize and protect fair use. Moreover, implementation of such techniques will unlikely influence the infringing behavior, but will only welcome customers to use more private “darknets”and encryption, or probably just more physical hard drives and DVDs sharing.
But the most destructive method the industry may probably use as a copyright protection technology is trojan horses installed for user surveillance. In our time of groundless phone-tapping and censorship, it would definitely be a bad idea to build more inspection methods in the heart of the web. You know the rule? Right – if you build it, they will come.
April 17th, 2010Posted by:
Saturday, April 17th, 2010
|Thanks SaM nice read. Just sounds like another headace for us all|
|posted by (2010-04-17 14:53:18)|
|Thanks for the read|
|posted by (2010-04-17 15:13:16)|
|Thanks SaM, When will the MPAA realize that people use the internet and there computers for other things than what the MPAA would like to have control over. They have the right to "try" and protect their concerns but not on the backs of people's rights.|
|good read sam this is just a ploy to snoop into people lives over the net but the more they try the more people will fight back|
|posted by (2010-04-17 19:07:44)|
|thanks for the read|
|Do people really download legally? i hope not? What for? Rediculous ticket prices,dvd & Blu-ray sales. come-on now. since they r goin so far. we the people should be able to get a return on our investment. like a check or to be able to file the dvd/ticket on our taxes.|
|Big brother coming at you! Check out Invisible Empire movie, it explains the lot!|
|It is clear these people RIAA and MPAA need to be tested for drugs; coz only someone in a drug induced stupidity would come up with this.|
Install trojan software that would delete possible infringing files; REALLY?
Are these people going to pay cash damages say if this scary fantasy goes trough what legal files are deleted - Not likely.
This is clear an act of desperation and clearly they are out of common sense ideas - RIAA and MPAA.
The fact they need to accept - not happily is anything and everything is going to be pirated to a point. Case in point the biggest pirating of software and media is CHINA....
The RIAA and MPAA are losing control and will not adapt to new marketing profiles as many other buisness has done.
CAse in point some game companies have accepted their product is going to be pirated and have used very interesting marketing to deal with it and it did not include throwing people in jail.
My own opinion and from the people I asked about pirating and why they think it is done is COST OF THE SOFTWARE OR MEDIA...
Explain to me and other why it is fair and reasonable to keep being forced to pay anywhere from 200 to 400 dollars for a piece of crappy buggy widely used Operating system from microcrap. There was even an open jab against it in a James Bond movie if you remember - the audiance laughed and I swear I heard some whimpering crying also.
Media DVD, Blu-ray, audio cdroms any where from 25.00 each and much more?
In ending if some how this crap is even implemented I AM SURE THERE WILL BE A VERY SERIOUS BACKLASH FROM USERS...
|posted by (2010-04-17 22:50:59)|
|Ethics aside, if the Anti P2P Lobby wish to engage in cyberwarfare against all P2P File Sharers, and don't simply target the hard edged criminals responsible for commercial exploitation, then presumably they should expect the Hounds of War to be unleashed .... I am sure that the Anti P2P Clique would be better disposed at occupying their time other than cleaning their own systems up from trojans, spyware, mailware and other hacking resources.|
|posted by (2010-04-17 23:27:37)|
|Well, yes people do download legally.... alot of your Games downloads updates across P2P... World of Warcraft being an example.... and then you have the bandwidth associate with playing games or watching Streaming video... I know you can watch just about anything on Hulu (never been to the site myself).... And as someone here mentioned, TV Shows not available in your area are here on this site for download... I am sure there are plenty of legal reasons for P2P that we can come up with......|
|personally i think its a question of quality to stop people downloading then not buying, about 55 percent of the files i download i purchase legally at a later date because i enjoyed the movie or show the others get sent to my recycle bin cos they aren t going to be watched again i always buy games legally because i get demos for free to see if they are of top notch quality. |
just an idea to throw in the mix and let me know what you think allow legal downloading of movies for free, and allow it to be kept on your hdd for a week or 2 if you like the movie , pay a small fee and keep it if you don't delete and say goodbye to it. Granted some people will take advantage and never pay but those that like to have movie collections will pay if the movie is worth it, then hollywood might look at the garbage they are putting out there and realise that perhaps it needs to look inwards for what is causing us to download .
|posted by (2010-04-18 00:59:23)|
|so what stops another hacker using this stuff to mess up your pc do they know anything about pcs and the net to me they seem to be the most stupid people on earth|
|They ought to take the money they're wasting on this and spend it trying to make their movies better. Maybe people would pay for them then.|
|there is an excellent briefing about this topic at eff.org titled "the entertainment industry's dystopia of the future". these people have lost their minds...|
|posted by (2010-04-18 04:06:21)|
|I want Quality and Value instead of Quantity and the prices need to be reasonable and I don't mean a blu-ray at $30-$40 a pop.|
|thanks for the read sammy|
|thanks for the read ;)|
|To develop that kind of sophisticated software and the firmware to handle it would BREAK them financially. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) sinking in their own urine & feces as we type. Their ideals are illusional and delusional based on fear of disappearing like some kind of anchient prehistoric relic. I WILL shed a bitter crocodile tear laugh at their passing into the waste of the night.|
|The RIAA & the MPAA need to shut the f*ck up!!! They are catching enough pirates as is.. in other words: they are doing just fine. They can't have total control over the internet, they need to realize that. The end justifies the means? Well up to a certain extent it does.. But now they are going crazy like America went right after/since 9-11!!! going to extreme lengths to catch "criminals" but in the process becoming criminals themselves!!!|
|These idiots never give up do they - then neither did the keystone cops. Thanks SaM|
|posted by (2010-04-23 19:32:31)|
|hi i think we should rvolt and tell the isp if they want our money the will have to stand up and fight for our rights to use our computers what everway we want there is to much snooping and spying going on the internet by isps and govemants , we all need to pull the plug on our isps and tell them to do what they are paid for given us proper speeds and no caps , we all need to stand up and be counted , we cant let these people walk over us, after all we are there bred and butter and they lik riping us off saying you can have great speeds like in my case 20meg but all i get is about 5meg but i pay for 20meg then they put me on fair usage from 6pm to midnight at 2meg there needs to be some sort of way to get these people to understand they cant walk over us,||
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