Entertainment Industry Admitted It Needs ISPs’ HelpAdded: Thursday, December 16th, 2010
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The industry told Commerce Department in its reply to a “Notice of Inquiry” that the lawsuits are clearly not enough to solve the problem of online piracy. Therefore, the entertainment industry admitted that it needs help of broadband providers to introduce effective sanctions against repeat violators and to filter offshore websites engaged in facilitating copyright violation.
10 entertainment industry trade groups, including well-known RIAA and MPAA, recently submitted a reply to a “Notice of Inquiry” on “Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Internet Economy”, which was sent them by the Department of Commerce. In its reply the industry admitted that their suing strategy revealed mixed results if any.
The lawsuits different members of the industry have engaged in are admitted to “have had some positive impacts”, like increasing public understanding about the consequences of copyright violation. Besides, it is claimed that the lawsuits deterred future cases of violation, and forced consumers to decide seeking legal alternatives for the content consumption.
Nevertheless, there were many reasons to make the role of lawsuits very limited in terms of solving the entire trouble. It appeared that bringing clear-cut claims against largest commercial infringers can’t be considered a solution, just because such cases take years to litigate, causing a huge resource drain.
The conglomeration of organizations brings the LimeWire case as an example, clearly proving that lawsuits can easily fail to actually have an impact on unauthorized file-sharing. Industry had to spend four years and tens of millions of dollars in legal costs for a decision that won’t have minimal impact on peer-to-peer, if any. This particularly became true after unknown team of developers had released LimeWire Pirate Edition, which deleted the entire client’s dependency on LimeWire official servers. As a result, the entertainment industry had to admit that such massive civil cases can’t be considered a “scalable solution” to the problem.
Now the industry decided to turn to its other plan and enact the controversial COICA legislation to make it able to demand ISPs to block websites accused of copyright violation, as well as to take sanctions against repeat infringers.
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Thursday, December 16th, 2010
|posted by (2010-12-16 14:38:57)|
|"filter offshore websites"|
yea, thats why we are going to different domains now
rather than .com .net .org .gov
suck on that, greedy bastards lol
|posted by (2010-12-16 22:28:27)|
|All the isp can hand over is the use of bandwidth they have no proof of file sharing activity's on a secured p.c.|
|posted by (2010-12-17 00:10:33)|
|banghard i know someone who got a letter stating what movie they where downloading what time and how they burn it to a disc in order so they must see something some how.|
|posted by (2010-12-17 00:40:54)|
|Viper u have a security breach in sector 7,9,11...Seal all exits and drop the nerve gas.....|
|Why bother when the MPAA can get ICE to seize any domain they claim is violating "copyright"..|
|lmfao Love the photo|
|I changed ISP's after recieving an e-mail with the exact details regarding what I had downloaded, at what time and all other relevant info. They were advising me that it was illegal......Well they stuffed up for telling me what I can and can't download, so I went with another ISP. 8 months later, not 1 e-mail. It must be up to the ISP to decide what they let their users download. Glad I changed now! This might be a different story in the future, though.||
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