RIAA Presented Their List of Most Pirated Markets TooAdded: Monday, November 15th, 2010
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The Record Industry Association of America was quick to do the same as the movie industry – it has already submitted its own list of the most pirated markets in the world to the Office of the US Trade Representative.
It was just a couple days ago that the MPAA had submitted their list of the “most notorious foreign markets” to the Office of the USTR, but the RIAA has already got their own list ready.
The US Trade Representative must prepare an annual report each April where it identifies the countries denying adequate protection of copyright in order to point at the most pirated markets and services provide illegal access to American content. The RIAA believes that the websites listed there facilitate the music theft and profit from this activity.
Unfortunately, the music industry made the same mistake the movie industry did when equaled physical pirated markets to the digital ones, plus failed to distinguish the commercial and noncommercial copyright violation. The list made by the RIAA mainly contain linking websites providing links to copyrighted content hosted on cyberlocker services like RapidShare.
It seems like by listing so mainly linking websites the RIAA is trying to receive an approval from USTR to close all those sites down. The only question is how USTR is going to convince the governments of other countries to violate the fundamental freedom of speech.
Meanwhile, the members of the RIAA are very excited about the opportunities that the Internet and other IT technologies provide for distribution models throughout the world. However, the RIAA itself is not that excited. The reason is that the industry is not able to control material distribution to the same level as it could reach earlier with physical music. So, the industry believes that illuminating the activities of the most harmful world services will help them to improve the situation and become able to expand their opportunities for legal commerce.
Meanwhile, “illuminating the markets” literally means pressing the other governments to enforce a legislation desired by entertainment industry that uses piracy figures which even US government thinks are inaccurate. Besides, the music industry needs to realize that there are disparate economic realities throughout the globe –in fact, $0.99 cents for a track on iTunes may equal to $99 for people somewhere in China.
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Monday, November 15th, 2010
|But they dont Care Sam, the rest of the world would be blowing up around them. Poverty screaming to every corporation and consumer alike. and they would take every last penny.|
Lets be real, THERE MONOPOLISTS!!!!!!!!!
|The only way the foreign governments are going to enforce this is if there is a financial windfall for them...i.e. a tax on the product when sold. And most governments are convinced that it doesn't matter if you stop piracy, if the product isn't free the people just won't buy the product.|
The RIAA especially has missed numerous chances to organize new streams of income (corporate sponsors, new less compensated talent, merchandising), but continues to cling to the status quo. Meanwhile the smart managers and artists are giving away the music to get the tour money.
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