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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > UK ISP Responded to U2 Manager’s Accusations

UK ISP Responded to U2 Manager’s Accusations

UK ISP Responded to U2 Manager’s Accusations

Added: Wednesday, September 15th, 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
British ISP pointed out that most Internet users prefer to be able to use legal technologies like YouTube, online gaming, and VoIP instead of illegal downloading. Besides, it argues that such legal download services as iTunes, for example, have become great sources of profit for the music industry.

Paul McGuinness, U2 band manager, has been arguing over the years that Internet service providers have illegally profited from peer-to-peer networks,moreover, more recently he claimed that the free material P2P provides is actually a part of the commercial agenda of technology and telecoms industries, earning lots of unfair money at the expense of rights owners.

These claims reflect those of U2 frontman Bono, who said earlier that the vast profits of rich broadband providers exactly mirror the lost revenues of the record industry. He went as far as to point out at the Chinese fight against kids pornography and the success of its government in fighting online dissent to prove that it’s quite easy for service providers to track content if they wanted to.

Entanet is just one of the many British broadband providers that have denounced U2 for suggesting ISPs have profited from unauthorized file-sharing. They also deny that protecting rights owners has anything to do with child porno.

TalkTalk also said that ISPs never generated any additional revenue from users sharing files, but in fact only incurred some marginal cost because of the extra bandwidth required. Entanet, in its turn, recommended Bono to “stick to singing,” and is now rebutting the band manager’s claims that providers are profiteering from peer-to-peer.
It explains that actually Internet customers are demanding the fastest broadband at the lowest price, which can’t profit ISPs. One should also understand that it’s even more costly to support such illegal file-sharers because of the extra bandwidth they consume. Entanet points out that its revenues are increasing rather thanks to the innovative technologies deployed and the additional services provided.

While McGuinness believes that users don’t need faster Internet to speed up their emails, but only to illegally download music and films, Entanet is sure that most Internet users prefer to use legal technologies like YouTube, iTunes, online gaming and lots of other legal services that are now available. As for the music industry’s lost revenues, it should take responsibility for that itself and develop new distribution models available instead of being naive accusing ISP of all deadly sins.

September 15th, 2010

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Date:  Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-09-15 21:14:50)
nobs68 avatarU2`s problem is that they sold out to the greedy record companies and commercialised themselves.
U2 had an amazing following of fans back when they made music for the love. Making quality albums
such as `Boy` and `October` I was a fan back then but ain`t been for a long time.
Then they became SELL OUTS and GREEDY FOOKERS.

posted by Blocked (2010-09-15 22:49:56)
SaveIt4later avatarnobs....you mean they wanted to make money? shame on them.

posted by ET junkiemen (2010-09-15 23:02:40)
4GET avataryes i agree nobs68. U2 where s-hot back in the day .they had a great manager back then; then they made there money and then mcguinness steps in , hek hes drunk on guinness i think. rehab he needs. thanks sam good post

posted by (2010-09-16 01:22:57)
katep avatarHe went as far as to point out at the Chinese fight against kids pornography and the success of its government in fighting online dissent to prove that it’s quite easy for service providers to track content if they wanted to

bono standing up for chinas goverment is he on drugs

so he thinks we should be more like china does he while we all hate child porn maybe he should check what happens tothe people they trace for posting dissent plus I saw and tv show the other month that showed that most in china get online with vpns if they want to find out what the real world is like

posted by (2010-09-16 12:03:52)
Octopus3d avatarI think the 'Child Porn' is so minimal, but just gives the Gov. Something shocking to sink its teeth into and then just lump music, vids and software in with it. They can control, or attempt to control the internet with big words like Child Porn. It gets the attention of everybody. I've been on the intenet forever (since it was in black and white with no picture and even before in the old BBS) days and have run across alot of shocking things, but never child porn.

posted by (2010-09-16 13:56:03)
No avatarU2 go live in china as your music is ---p in my eyes and how much money do you need to live, be like me a worker not a doped up freek
yours a internet user

posted by Blocked (2010-09-16 17:05:44)
SaveIt4later avataronce a person becomes rich...they get used to living a higher standard of life. they buy expensive cars, expensive houses, expensive everything. so of course they would want it to continue that way. when they can't continue that way. it only makes sense for them to complain. especially if there is a reason why they can't buy that expensive item anymore. example:Michael Jordon got paid something like 25 million for 1 season. next season he asked for 30 million. it's not greed. he is used to living a higher standard of life and wants it to continue. people that are not rich I guess will never understand this.

posted by Blocked (2010-09-17 22:14:37)
menahunie avatarTrue saveit4later; but ol mike aka gun slinger keep whippen it our and babies keep crawling outta the woodwrk. yep you need all that money for legal fee's; taxes, alimoney, child support..

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