stratcat96 wrote:from CNET.com
NEW YORK--The country's largest Internet service providers haven't given up on the idea of becoming copyright cops.
Last July, Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other bandwidth providers announced that they had agreed to adopt policies designed to discourage customers from illegally downloading music, movies and software. Since then, the ISPs have been very quiet about their antipiracy measures....
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Here's a question-- What could this mean to those of us who use (and produce) private channels for the Roku enabling copyrighted material to be viewed (downloaded) on the TV? What about even using the private YOUTUBE channel to view copyrighted material? Does it apply? Could your isp punish you for using private channels?
stratcat96 wrote:Here's a question-- What could this mean to those of us who use (and produce) private channels for the Roku enabling copyrighted material to be viewed (downloaded) on the TV? What about even using the private YOUTUBE channel to view copyrighted material? Does it apply? Could your isp punish you for using private channels?
The recent Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), considered and eventually abandoned by the US Congress after rancorous debate earlier this year, proposed giving judges the power to cut off American access to particular websites. Under the initial version of the bill, judges would have been able order Internet service providers to use only crude tools like DNS blocking to make piratical websites harder to access. The proposal was criticized strongly on grounds of practicality, due process, and free speech, but major rightsholders want such approaches implemented worldwide. In India, they have succeeded.
As for how the blocks will be implemented, the court has allowed Internet providers three options: blocking by DNS name ("arstechnica.com"), blocking by IP address ("18.104.22.168"), or URL blocking by deep packet inspection (which can do things like block specific links like "arstechnica.com/bollywood").
mkiker2089 wrote:Pirates would not have purchased the content anyway, that's the first fallacy that the studios need to lose in order to gain credibility. The person who downloads the content is a problem yes, but it's the one who SHARES it that needs to be sued.
stratcat96 wrote:way back in 1982, Jack Valenti of the MPAA said to Congress of the VCR, "I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone." Contrary to his prediction, home video sales (and obvously rentals) became a mainstay of revenue throughout the 80's and 90's. They even ended up getting a cut of blank media sales too to offset "piracy" damages.
Rather than fighting new technology and ways to consume the media and trying to stamp it out, they should embrace it. Make their product available to people to consume how they choose for a fair price. Instead of that they want ISPs to spy on people because they couldn't get Congress to make it happen for them. These upcoming actions of the ISPs, and now with the new proposed CISPA act in Congress set a very dangerous precedent for just how far corporations and government can pry into your life to try and catch you doing something wrong. It's becoming more and more the mentality that all people are guilty but they just haven't caught us yet...
Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.
Rob Reid is a humor author and the founder of the company that created the music subscription service Rhapsody.