UK’s Users Behavior Affected by Anti-Piracy Action?Added: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
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At the time when the steps of fighting piracy that are being outlined in the Digital Economy Act are aimed at restraining online piracy, some of the officials think it won’t do much for changing the behavior of the majority of Internet users.
As you remember, the controversial Digital Economy Bill, rushed into effect just before the next general election this past May, now called Digital Economy Act, continues causing no less controversy as it did before. The regulating body Ofcom has drafted some proposals aimed at explaining the actions major broadband providers should take towards the customers suspected of copyright infringement, this including sending them a series of notifications totaling to three, and then followed by temporary suspension of their account.
Nevertheless, a number of officials are still not convinced about the ability of proposed measures to fight copyright infringement in any way. According to the result of recent research, carried out by Entertainment Media Research in cooperation with media Wiggin LLP (a law firm), 34% of file-sharers involved in copyright infringement said they were not planning to change their online behavior, and wouldn’t change it even facing such action as notifications and temporary suspension.
As for another 32% of respondents taking part in the research, they were going to find a way to hide their IP address in order to prevent their activities from being exposed. And only 22% voiced a concern and said they would rather monitor their accounts after implementations of the measures drafted in the Digital Economy Act.
This statistics is about to say something to the government about the users’ attitude to intellectual property legislation. As one official wisely said, very few examples can be found of a legislation that really had some effect on infringement. Instead of fighting the illegal file-sharing by forcing ISPs to spend their time and money on revealing the real identities of the infringers and sending them out warning letters, the industry should rather focus on delivering the content faster and making it more available. Whatever the government does, illegal downloading services will continue emerging with the high speed, so why doesn’t it instead focus on high quality services with ad-funded streaming?
June 16th, 2010Posted by:
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
|very nice post thanx SaM - users from the UK won't go with their heads down, they will fight 0 they may take our torrents, they may f&&k with my ISP - they may come crashing in on our doors, but by God will they tale our Freedom of Internet, Christ No - Get a Fu&&&&g Grip!|
VERY NICE POST! :D
|tale=take :D but did try !|
|posted by (2010-06-16 12:54:38)|
|I read an interesting article on the Guardian newspaper site in the UK. It stated that Mandelson (may you die a slow and painful death, you corporate c0cksucker) attended the Bilderberg "conference" (for those that don't know, this is a meeting of mostly unelected corporate parasites, all very rich and this basically decides worldwide policy and laws - be very worried about this people) and lo and behold, a year or 2 later (after sitting next to representatives from the entertainment industry)Mandelson introduces a law benefiting the entertainment industry. An unelected official making laws that are no longer even subtly (in fact completely blatantly)influenced by business. This is the new world order that has been threatened, laws made for and by corporations. The dystopian future of many sci fi novels is upon us.|
|Ok, some sensible comments. For the record the extremely rich CD/DVD companies make most of their money by diversifying. Musicians make 95% of their earnings from live performances. AND CDs/ DVDs are widely acknowledged to be at least 4 or 5 times over-priced. So these court actions are about extreme greed by these extremely profitable companies. Unfortunately many wealthy politicians side with this extreme greed. |
If it wasn't for P2P, most of Africa would not have access to (or heard music by) eg the Beatles. People like Ronan Keating are IMMENSELY wealthy, far beyond most people's belief or dreaming possible.
It is a great MYTH that most downloads harm sales. I buy what I can afford, everything else is a free bonus I wouldn't have listened to otherwise. If I then find more music I like, then this might actually INCREASE sales. Same with films. I watch some I wouldn't go to see in the cinema or dream of buying as DVDs.
The Internet is practically impossible to police. Noone in their right minds uses P2P without using Peerblock and making their PC invisible to outside computers.
Another aspect is the amount of DECEIT by some of the companies in posting fraudulent torrents that just waste bandwith and people's time and insult our intelligence.
I for one am sorry about what happened to Napster, and Limewire for hard to find singles (AND not available to buy). Except for the huge number of FAKE listings.
So to the large CD and DVD companies, and SILLY laws, go FAKE OFF!!!!
|I agree with Chazzo's post. - The only thing this will hurt is the Goverment in the end, 'We the People' you may Police us, but in the end, we make up the goverment. no matter what, in the End. YOU WILL NOT WIN.|
We the People stand for whats right, You the Corrupt Stand ALONE.
|posted by (2010-06-17 01:01:43)|
|Thanks once again Sam, you're still the man. I for one am very happy with the UK laws on ILLEGAL downloading, we all do it, we all know it's illegal, but at least the UK government have given us a "Get-out Clause". We get "caught out" twice in one year, we change our ISP's then get another couple of chances to do the same again. It may be appeasing the music/film, industry but in the end they're not going to win in the UK.|
|posted by (2010-06-17 15:52:03)|
|well i cant be in my rite mind then since i dotn use peerblok or watever i mean isent that just a big flag to the ips that u r downloading shit no?|
watever happens happens i doen enuf jail so if they gunna be petty enuf to send me to jail for a bit i dont give a toss(b glad for the sleep)il do my jail on my head laughing at my release and up and at it agin fook em twattards they are!
|posted by (2010-06-18 09:48:30)|
|According to several recent surveys, people who 'illegally' download movies/music/games spend on average 50% more money on purchases of the same items than people who don't download.|
Personally, a lot of what I download I use as a try before buying method. If I like it, then I buy it. I've been ripped off too many times buying games that suck
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