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I am pleased to announce that today marks the beginning of the implementation phase of the Copyright Alert System (CAS). Implementation marks the culmination of many months of work on this groundbreaking and collaborative effort to curb online piracy and promote the lawful use of digital music, movies and TV shows. The CAS marks a new way to reach consumers who may be engaging in peer-to-peer (P2P) piracy and I am excited that our new website features information on the CAS, the Independent Review Process, copyright, P2P networks, and numerous consumer oriented legal sources for music, movies and television shows.Five Major U.S. Net Providers Launch Copyright Alert System [copyrightinformation.org]
Over the course of the next several days our participating ISPs will begin rolling out the system.
Our members include artists and content creators like the members of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) as well as independent filmmakers and record producers represented by the Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA) and the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), and 5 major Internet service providers – AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon. Our leadership also includes an Advisory Board made up of consumer advocates, privacy specialists and technology policy experts.
steal (share, the word is share)
The problem with this is always rooted in the nature of digital media.
If their business model doesn't work the way they want, then they should fix it rather than making people to use it.
stealing is very different from sharing
Calling it something else doesn't make it something else- it is still stealing.
If John makes a copy of a song to give it to his wife does that mean she stole from the record label?Legally, yes (unless the terms of service that John agreed to when he made the purchase specifically allow him to make a copy).
I'm not a lawyer, but I think you're wrong. Legally it's not called theft. If you have an article for that too please share (I will not steal it).
not comparing... apples to apples (ba dum!).Well, if you're talking about downloadable music/video, you could be comparing apples to Apple. (ba dum!)
[edited by: LifeinAsia at 8:52 pm (utc) on Feb 27, 2013]
Minnesota Mom Hit With $1.5 Million Fine for Downloading 24 Songs [music.yahoo.com...]
I believe such rights should exist.
If someone entered the cinema without a ticket, is that called theft too?
let's call things by their names otherwise this discussion is becoming biased.
What I am saying is that they are within their legal rights to bring these cases and ultimately everyone copying content with no money going back to the artist is going to leave us with an artistically impoverished society.
Please read my previous note. This term "sharing" is biased in and of itself. The proper term is copyright violation. There is no such thing as illegal sharing just as there is no such thing as legal stealing.
Consumers whose accounts have been used to share copyrighted content over P2P networks illegally (or without authority) will receive Alerts...