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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Don Henley’s Opinion On Safe Harbor Provision

Don Henley’s Opinion On Safe Harbor Provision

Don Henley’s Opinion On Safe Harbor Provision

Added: Saturday, September 4th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Don Henley, Eagles singer, believes that Safe Harbor provision of the DMCA should be fixed, otherwise rights owners will be left with the unjustifiable burden of permanent policing almost every website online. Besides, he complains that digital music retailers went so far as to bully the music industry into getting rid of DRM.


The famed Eagles singer, widely popular for singing “Witchy Woman” and “Hotel California,” doesn’t like the present state of copyright legislation in the US and believes it is the right time for Congress to do something about it.

First of all, he complains about US Copyright Office, which is not a strong enough advocate for rights holders, especially considering its recent decisions, including legalizing the circumvention of DVD encryption if it’s done for educational purposes, or games encryption for security flaw testing, as well as phone jailbreaking and ebook controls bypassing.

Don Henley suggests that taking such poor decisions is stipulated by the fact that the Copyright Office is part of the Library of Congress. The matter is that while the Copyright Office is liable for restricting or regulating access, the Library of Congress follows the mission of providing free access to the public. He therefore believes that these institutions should be separated, with Copyright Office moved under Commerce Department’s umbrella. That would be reasonable because the Patent and Trademark Office is also a part of the Commerce Department, and creative copyrights are one of US most profitable sectors.

At the same time Henley seems to believe that the recording industry lacks policemen online, and that every website must be held responsible for unauthorized hosting copyrighted content. However, he doesn’t explain why they are supposed to bear responsibility for what their users made and it’s even unaware of. Instead, he just wants to gut the Safe Harbor provision of the DMCA to fix it. Specifically, he demands that Congress amend the DMCA by eliminating the Safe Harbor provisions, thus making ISPs alongside with hosting and streaming websites have legal responsibility for hosting infringing material and equaling them to bootleggers.

Although Don Henley lacks understanding that service providers and websites are not immediately involved in distribution copyrighted material, he at least doesn’t claim that the web has “destroyed rock”.

September 4th, 2010

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Date:  Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2010-09-04 07:42:01)
menahunie avatarhey dikhead DON. Explain to us what exactly what you mean?
You complaining you are not making enough money? Is this what you are complaining about?
Your hair looks like you have your dik in a light socked and full of coke...
You miss the whole point; your "Fans" sure isn't me are not the problem of your money woes...
Your money woes are caused by the RIAA and you need to get better managers and also get progressive people to show you a better business model that does not involve Record - RIAA Companies..
Hey DON? Whne was to last time you produced any good music? Ten years? Twenty Years? LMFAO...
Don you FAIL BIG TIME your just a puppet of RIAA - Record Companies...

posted by (2010-09-04 16:18:32)
No avatarwell if this is the way it`s to be then GM should be responcable for the cars that speed on our highways
well thats what he is saying

posted by (2010-09-05 08:20:04)
No avatarMenahunie - Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) by the Eagles and Thriller by Michael Jackson are the albums with the highest certification awarded in the United States, being certified 29× platinum which is a total of 29 million copies shipped to retail stores.
Your obviously a retard if you think Don Henley is struggling for money. LMFAO let me guess your a big TI fan

posted by Blocked (2010-09-06 01:06:52)
menahunie avatarbg00d- retards listened to that type of music and I didn't or couldn't tolerate a perv as one of the "artists" you mentioned...
You are also talking about 35-39 YEARS AGO..
yea also he used to "date" Stevie Nicks; makes you now wonder ?
Also he has his own record company as well; so his comments are not impartial..

posted by (2010-09-06 22:52:22)
No avatarThose are actually to date. They definately are one of the best bands to date. Just show credit where credit is due. They obviously asked him for his opinion because he is someone that matters.

posted by (2010-09-07 10:52:52)
evilmother avatarmoney the when hell frees over tour came to my town THE DAM TICKES COST OVER 50$ for crap seets nose bleeds you could not even see the stage roleing stones same thing thes guys got some dam balls crying were poor ppl ripping us off D/L ing our stuff and not paying

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