MPAA Presented List of Most Notorious MarketsAdded: Friday, November 12th, 2010
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The MPAA singled out a number of BitTorrent trackers, Cyberlockers, linking and Usenet sites in its letter, which was submitted to the Office of the US Trade Representative. Besides, the industry has also included physical markets to the list, claiming that people from there were unfairly profiting from the illegal file-sharing websites.
Each April the Office of the US Trade Representative prepares a special report identifying the countries failing to provide effective protection of copyright. The list also includes foreign countries denying fair markets access to US people relying upon copyright protection.
The recently submitted letter shows that the MPAA has already begun preparing the next year’s report by identifying the most “notorious markets” outside the United States. Although the letter states that the list shouldn’t be understood as comprehensive, it still indicates the real scale of the worldwide material theft. Besides, it introduces the current challenges copyright owners confront while trying to protect their works.
The main problem about the list is that it erases the distinction between commercial and non-commercial violation of the law, because it includes both online and physical infamous markets. Of course, it also keeps complaining about the industry’s workers, but conveniently forgets to mention the fact that worldwide ticket sales were up 30% in 2009, with the movies enjoying record revenues over the last 5 years.
The list included such services as the world’s famous The Pirate Bay, with a couple of other Swedish, Canadian and German sharing sites. Ukraine and Russia were also mentioned, and by the way Russia has mysteriously been held responsible for operation of the Romanian linking site Kino.to, which was high in the news this week too.
In fact, nobody will be surprised with the other entries of the list, but they might be with the scale of infringement the industry wants to address, particularly linking websites. Actually, closing down websites that are merely hosting links could be equaled to a violation of the 1st amendment. This, of course, may have a chilling effect on people’s right of freely expressing their thoughts in writing.
However, the MPAA gathered in the list the physical markets too, like the Cheriomushkinsky Market in Russia’s capital, where people are involved in commercial infringement.
November 12th, 2010Posted by:
Friday, November 12th, 2010
|MPAA, Making Big Brother look like the good guys. Seriously, if they get much worse, some one should try to sue them for a couple of billion for Copyright Infringement.|
|Typical actions of a drowning person before they go down for the final time.|
They are losing big money from "artists" producing their own product and distributing it themselves.
The RIAA's gravy train just went off the bridge..
They are now starting to attack cell phones like they have done in Japan.
If they really really want to stop being left out then QUIT SCREWING THE CUSTOMER - YOU AND I..
I have yet to see an "artist" in a court room testifying and crying about all the millions of dollars they have lost because of this person where the RIAA and MPAA is busy ruining the life of their "FAN"...
I have yet to see an "artist" cry in court on an infringement case by the RIAA or the MPAA stating they only made 65 million dollars and because of this "Pirate" ; 16 year old girl they could have made 100 million dollars instead to pay for all their bling and crack cocaine..
|the US bill of rights does not apply to any other country but the US,|
also, it doesn't protect other countries citizens either.
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