US Tech Giants Claim MPAA is Trying to Resurrect Cybersecurity LawAdded: Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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A number of high-profile companies, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Twitter have accused American movie industry of trying to resurrect the Stop Online Piracy Act (also known as Sopa). The latter was defeated in Congress three years ago.
The tech firms cooperated and filed a brief with the US court urging judges to strike down a preliminary injunction filed by 6 movie studios – members of the MPAA. The injunction calls for a blockade of the alleged piracy website Movietube.
Indeed, it turned out that a number of copyright owners, including Sony, Paramount, Universal, Disney and Warner Bros are seeking to remove Movietube from the web and prevent other sites from linking to or providing services to Movietube.
Tech giants state that they don’t condone the use of their services to breach copyright and they do cooperate with copyright owners to solve problems, but the injunction in question is legally impermissible and would have serious consequences for everyone.
The Stop Online Piracy Act was a bill presented to the US House of Representatives and meant to expand the powers of American authorities to fight online trafficking in copyrighted and counterfeited goods. It would have given copyright owners the power to request court orders to forbid advertising networks and payment facilities from doing business with the alleged infringers. In addition, rights holders could also ban search engines from linking to reportedly infringing websites and get court orders making ISPs to block access to those services.
Today tech giants are sure that the MPAA is trying to use the court injunction to perform the same functions as were stipulated by Sopa.
Thursday, August 13th, 2015
|But of course,and when these guys are worried than its time to be thinking. Its like being in a wild area and everybody is running away from something the Lion's Tigers and the other tough guys are running but from what? The Copywrite Dinosaurs, slow and stupid yet capable of waxing everybody else. These dinos do it with money they will keep buying the pols. until they own em all.|
|when the isp`s are made to block sites,monitor their users and allow their clients data to be skimmed re-routed disseminated and kept by the NSA with the willing participation and instigation of the American government having any privacy in England is a joke and I for one am already worried. (:^D)|
|posted by (2015-08-14 22:13:30)|
|" The Stop Online Piracy Act was a bill presented to the US House of Representatives and meant to expand the powers of American authorities to fight online trafficking in copyrighted and counterfeited goods."|
Ooops, except its not the "authorities" that are getting more power,its the MPAA. It would actually be like giving the power to grant arrest warrants to Wal Mart because people are shoplifting. There are already mechanisms in place for "rights owners" to get the authorities to enforce the law. Because they find them inconvenient doesn't mean they should be granted special laws.
|Money gives them the right to dictate to everyone else! Or does it? Motion Pictures Actor Association Of America is nothing more then a monopoly that is run like a crime syndicate. 6 studios? Yet we all know there are way more then 6 movie studios in the world. So why does our United States allow them to BULLY the entertainment industry you ask? The truth be told Congressmen have kick backs from passing laws. Lobbyist make the deal with Congressmen & everyone walks away happy. Except for the American citizen that is. M.P.A.A. lobbied for a law that made recording a live performance a Felony crime. Yet every concert you watch has everyday American Citizens using their cell phone to record the show. Copyright law is a joke!!||
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