Congress Airs a List of Most Notorious WebsitesAdded: Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
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There can be nothing worse than the readiness of members of Congress and CEOs of multinational lobbying groups to vow to fight against piracy. The problem is that you always know such fight would never turn good for consumers, but only for the industry.
Every year we watch the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus members together with MPAA and RIAA leaders disclosing the list of “Top Priority Countries” that they blame to lack copyright enforcement.
Actually, that is the first time they adjusted a list of six most notorious unlawful sites, which they claim to be overwhelmingly used for illegal sharing of copyrighted works like films and music. The list includes mp3fiesta in Ukraine, Baidu in China, RapidShare in Germany, RMX4U.com in Luxembourg, IsoHunt in Canada and The Pirate Bay in Sweden.
What RIAA specifically blames all those websites and services they provide for is hindering the legal services to live and flourish in the world market and depriving thousands people of their jobs, mostly those who relate to the copyright protection. For some reason RIAA doesn’t take into account that it could blame its own industry for something. Users normally turn to piracy when they have no alternative ways to legally get what they want. For example, after a new episode of their favorite series airs in the United States, it would often take months or even years for it to become available legally in other parts of the world. So it’s only peer-to-peer networks such as BitTorrent who can fill those gaps in the marketplace that the industry itself is being long unwilling to fill. So RIAA blames piracy for simply being a result of its own inaction.
Another proof of that is the Harvard study, having estimated the amount of music recorded in the past ten years at least at double level. This means music itself is not suffering, but the business model used by record companies is.
The representatives of some developing countries such as Brazil or Pakistan have voiced skepticism on the issue of counterfeiting and piracy statistics, calling the figures the industry reveals “self-serving part of aggressive interests”. Moreover, one should agree that financial resources of such countries are rather limited, so an attempt of entertainment industry to draw resources away from development to fight against piracy is not such a wise idea, really.
May 23rd, 2010Posted by:
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
|posted by (2010-05-23 14:52:39)|
|Sigh... If they actually try to use this wonderful way of sharing their work with the world instead of trying to ban things... The more they try to force their authoritarian ideas, the more people will defy them .. They can save the "millions" they loose, if they embrace the p2p scene and stop "advertising" (brainwashing) their products..|
Nice read SaM, thanks for the article.
|C'mon Governments of the world work with us, not against us.The music industry is starting to get it's act together with websites like Spotify, so i'm sure we can all come up with something similar for movies. It sure makes a lot more sense than threatening people.|
|So why doesn't the MPAA or RIAA sue the "pirates" in China? Ukraine?|
I'll tell you why... Because the Chinese and Ukraine gov. would tell them to FO.....
|posted by (2010-05-24 11:30:28)|
|The MPAA and RIAA should turn the sites in to online stores, charging a small fee for membership or for the download. The days of paying Â£15 for a cd or film are dead and gone and I'm sure we all would be more tempted to pay for what we want if it was cheap enough, after all, my guess is that the prices are to blame in the first place that made these sites spring up and be as popular as they are today. |
They should work with us like terry1968 said and not against us.
|posted by (2010-05-24 22:52:09)|
|I think That is the plan maka. In the end it's a way to try to get money for something they don't care to want to understand.|
|posted by (2010-05-25 01:49:15)|
|you must be really deluded to think that the governments of the world work for us rather then against us the governments of the world work against us the banking crash proves this without a doubt|
|posted by (2010-05-25 07:29:26)|
|come on ppl extra torrent didn't make the list we have to try harder for next year..............so share as much as you can|
|posted by (2010-05-26 00:36:15)|
|The sites apreciate the publicity. Thanks MPAA and his twin RIAA.|
|Well, speaking as a victim of the state (and it's corporate owners), I can attest to their ruthlessness. 2 years ago, my home was invaded with an improper warrant, my electronics were seized, and I have had to spend over 10 thousand$ to fight back in court. It still isn't over. Not til I force a resignation and/or get a settlement.|
|posted by (2010-05-26 21:37:30)|
|Good luck to you yitzhak007.||
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