Ireland Looking For File-Sharing CompromiseAdded: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
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Country’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation has reminded that he never gave up on the possibility of a negotiated settlement of the unauthorized file-sharing problem in the country. He also praised the agreement between IRMA and Eircom and promised that legislation will follow if there aren’t any more arrangements of this kind.
Irish government held debate last week on the issue of protection of IP rights, which largely related to illegal file-sharing. The Minister admitted that the area in question is quite complex and includes question like illicit downloading of copyrighted content and dealing with broadband providers in these circumstances. Besides, one of the most discussed issues was that about the obligations imposed on member states by the law of European Union.
The outcome of the debate was the statement that some rigorous and effective system of copyright protection is essential for providing creators with a reward for their efforts. Besides, it would encourage both producers and publishers to keep investing in creative works. In today’s business world, the company’s intangible assets may appear more valuable than its physical assets.
Meanwhile, one of the Independent Senators revealed some interesting comments on the efforts to find a solution to the file-trading problem. He believes that there’s some balance of rights to be achieved. The matter is that our generation of young people thinks that they’ve somehow developed an entitlement to get content for free, and this belief is simply embedded in Irish culture. Moreover, the number of those people has been rapidly increasing (by around 30%) since the High Court ruling on IRMA vs. Eircom case. In fact, the public were given the false impression that file-sharing was absolutely legal. The same was confirmed by the Green Party, saying that music industry indicated the same significant increase in downloading.
The representatives of the entertaining industry admitted that around 60% of Irish broadband providers are ready to support the industry, most likely with an Eircom-style arrangement. Meanwhile, about 40% are still holding back. However, the Minister is ready to launch further legislation and regulation if the ISPs and the industry fail to come to a sensible arrangement.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
November 23rd, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
|posted by (2010-11-24 05:44:02)|
|its a last min thing to try and get more money sicne they are broke lmao lol anything goes :D lol|
|lol taker :)|
thanks torrent freak and SaM for read :)
|ireland probably wants to start making money off piracy, soon they will be selling those 9 movie dvds for 1 euro like in asia.||
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