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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Rights Owners Hinder Legal Services to Overtake P2P

Rights Owners Hinder Legal Services to Overtake P2P

Rights Owners Hinder Legal Services to Overtake P2P

Added: Thursday, September 9th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Cary Sherman from the Recording Industry Association of America still believes that the failed campaign of suing individual file-sharers had a real success – at least because it led to regular dinner conversations about what the thing one may or may not do with the PC. Besides, he points out that legal music shops will probably never have the same selection of music that peer-to-peer networks can offer. The reason is the difficulty in getting permissions from different rights owners, as each of them has their own set of rights.


RIAA representative still seems to be under the illusion that “sue-em-all” campaign of filing the lawsuits for thousands of dollars and offers to settle out of court, regardless of innocence, was a great idea. After the RIAA decided to switch from this practice in the end of 2008 to ISP-level partnership, digital music sales increased, which may be considered a proof of success for the former strategy. Sherman insists that the campaign of suing individuals was a good thing to do, because it created talks around the dinner table on the issue that file-sharing could be illegal. The awareness of the public is an important factor, because a majority of people simply didn’t know that they were violating the law by using P2P clients, and could only learn that from lawsuits.

Besides creating such awareness, he also mentioned more dinner chatters about what else the users should not do with their computer, though it’s unclear what he meant – spam, child porn or the copyrighted content which is illegal to share without the owner’s permission. Anyway, he still refuses to admit that suing users would never turn them into paying consumers.

Another sad, though true, part of his announcement is that legal music retailers won’t ever be able to match the variety of music available on BitTorrent trackers. The reason is the complexity of dealing with different rights owners and the absence of an integrated business model making all the albums available. One of the examples is the The Beatles which are not currently on iTunes, and Yoko Ono isn’t going to change this, though the most famous band of all times has lost an enormous amount of money staying offline! The same can be said about Pink Floyd, removing their albums from iTunes and refusing to sell the tracks individually.

September 9th, 2010

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Date:  Thursday, September 9th, 2010

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posted by Blocked (2010-09-10 01:34:27)
phoenixcrash avatarPink Floyd and the Beatles really should think about trying to make as much money as they can while they can. Those guys are dinosaurs and their absence from iTunes only supports the fact that they are extinct. Yoko Ono? Lennon could have done way better in way of ass, and Pink Floyd should lay off the window pane and finally figure out how to turn on their iPads. BTW, thanks for the read SaM, and to Cary Sherman: You look like the type of guy who looks for child pornography all night long, while jacked up on Red Bull and choking yourself with your own tie. If only someone out there knew your email address, I could finally violate my Terms of Service agreement with unabashed pride.

posted by Blocked (2010-09-12 01:33:30)
No avatarThe only noise people are making about RIAA at dinner tables rhymes with art!

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