Entertainment Industry Opposed New Zealand’s Mobile Phone Copyright ExemptionAdded: Friday, November 12th, 2010
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The New Zealand’s CEO for Recording Industry Association believes that mobile phone “three-strikes” exemption can become a loophole for illegal file-sharers. Meanwhile, the mobile operators experience difficulties with their attempts to identify and trace the subscribers suspected of unauthorized file-sharing, particularly those using pre-paid “disposable” phones.
It was last week when the country’s Commerce Select Committee came to an end with reviewing the Copyright Amendment Bill. However, now it looks like the RIA (Recording Industry Association) of New Zealand is expressing its discontent with the recommendations the Committee made.
To be more specific, the Association is discontent with the committee’s recommendation to grant mobile operators an exemption from the bill for three years, saying that it would become a great loophole. The RIA’s CEO Campbell Smith claims that with the pace of current digital development, if they are delaying the issue for three years, they might as well delay it for a lifetime. However, with the estimations revealing that copyright violations committed from mobile networks constitute only 2% of all infringements committed online, plus facing the significant limitations of data cost and bandwidth, the Commerce Select Committee could not justify the costs of compliance.
Campbell Smith keeps insisting that the threat mobile networks pose is very real, because the files of copyrighted content may be very small and not require much broadband. Still, Smith doesn’t clarify why people would want to share music files on their mobile phones, if most of them can wait until they reach a terminal with a decent broadband connection.
The other thing that wasn’t mentioned is the RIA’s statement was the committee’s recommendation to put the disconnection clause on hold until it’s proved that the notification and fines system failed. For now, file-sharers will not be disconnected from the web for 6 months, but only face a $15,000 fine per incident. This system is supposed to be reviewed in 2 years, and only after that the Commerce Minister will allow to enforce the disconnection clause and provide the courts with the power to disconnect alleged infringers. Either way, the Recording Industry Association will face an uphill battle when fighting file-sharing.
November 12th, 2010Posted by:
Friday, November 12th, 2010
|this will all come to a screeching halt at some point.|
|posted by (2010-11-13 01:12:42)|
|yeah, when they haul some 80 year old lady who has political connections and they try to charge her $15k x 800 for the songs on her laptop....|
|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..
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