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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > British Royalty Society is Making ISPs Pay for Illegal File-Sharing

British Royalty Society is Making ISPs Pay for Illegal File-Sharing

British Royalty Society is Making ISPs Pay for Illegal File-Sharing

Added: Tuesday, July 20th, 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
The leading royalty collection group in the United Kingdom, PRS for Music, suggests ISPs to be charged a penalty for the transferring illegal content on their networks, which size would be lowered accordingly to reductions in the amount of illegal content distributed.

PRS for Music published a new paper with the heading reading “Moving Digital Britain Forward, Without Leaving Creative Britain Behind.” There it called for the implementing a levy on ISPs based on the level of unauthorized content providers “allow” to flow across their networks.

PRS for Music points out that since ISPs are installing broader and broader connection, the problem of unauthorized file-sharing will only worsen and widen the range of material industries involved. It considers the fact that the recently enacted DEA demands the UK’s Office of Communications to implement a methodology for assessing the level of unauthorized file-sharing so that it could estimate the efficiency of the Act’s measures.

What it means it that Digital Economy Act introduces this problem as a measurable, which can be priced. The price will be determined by a fine that could be paid to the government or directly to copyright owners, and could rise and fall together with the level of piracy on the provider’s network.

This “negative spillover” approach was compared to the “cap and trade” market for carbon emissions. It leaves to the ISPs to decide whether and how they will affect the flowing of unlicensed content on their own networks. This is claimed to have the potential to create an entire market of networks of different services adopting various routes to reducing their levels down, thus allowing customers to contribute to the cost saving.

It also suggests an alternative, a so-called “positive spillover” approach, which would demand ISPs to buy a blanket license like the broadcasters do to get the permission to transmit copyrighted content on their networks. The size of this fee, too, will be based on the changing level of illegal content transmitted via ISPs channels.

Whatever absurd this idea would be, it’s still the question bouncing first: how much will the levy be, and whether or not it will achieve its aim to reduce revenue losses from piracy. Actually, the users will simply choose to switch to a service provider with a cheaper levy as a result, nothing more.

July 20th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Comments (4) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-07-20 15:26:10)
iwillkillall avatarcrazy...the prs are noobs...

posted by Turtle (2010-07-20 21:32:01)
D4T4 avatarThey really are clutching at straws now. My PC is presently in St Petersburg, Russia, (that's outside of America menahunie). So how will that work? Once again Sam you've hit the nail on the head with your last sentence.

posted by Blocked (2010-07-21 23:10:30)
menahunie avatarGreat then the Soviet Police can sieze it and stomp ur ass...

posted by Turtle (2010-07-21 23:19:30)
D4T4 avatarYou've missed the point yet again menahunie my dear. I'm not in Russia, my PC is through a VPN. I believe Sam has previously said one can even have a foreign ISP. If thats the case then I don't think anyone will bother with all the hassle of going through the legalities of chasing the little fish.

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