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Smacking down online piracy – does New Zealand know best? - The Conversation

Smacking down online piracy – does New Zealand know best? - The Conversation | Piracy | Scoop.it

Richard Freudenstein, CEO of Australia’s largest pay-TV provider Foxtel, has joined the chorus of entertainment industry bodies to call on the government and internet service providers (ISPs) to clamp down on online piracy.

 


Via jean lievens
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The solution theyre working on I think will help. They speak of sending out a series of warning notifications to those who breach copyright. 

Not that people have the right to do it in the first place. At least this way you know when your caught, just STOP! 

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New Book On The History Of Music, Copyright And Piracy Shows How Copyright Tends To Hold Back Music | Techdirt

New Book On The History Of Music, Copyright And Piracy Shows How Copyright Tends To Hold Back Music | Techdirt | Piracy | Scoop.it

Reason is running a very interesting review of a new book by Alex Sayf Cummings, called Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century. It reiterates many of the points that we've made before about music and copyright, but with a strong historical basis, highlighting how these issues are not new. In fact, it reiterates how Congress was quite concerned that putting copyright on recordings was a very dangerous mistake:

 

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Luu Nguyen's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:42 PM

The link provides a review of a book which is entirely the opinion of the author. The link, however, provides good information to industry professional as long as they adhere to the rule of referencing.

Jairo F Murillo's curator insight, September 14, 2014 1:36 PM

Here is an introduction to what some people thought would be the threat of music piracy to the music industry and then the revelation that music piracy is having negative affects on all of the people that work in this industry. 

Cameron Dorrah's curator insight, June 14, 9:16 PM

I feel that copyright is important. This article was correct in that this is not a new issue. I feel musical piracy and copyright will never be solved

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DJ Ferry Corsten and Deezer’s MD reveal why the ‘human touch’ is vital for online music distribution

DJ Ferry Corsten and Deezer’s MD reveal why the ‘human touch’ is vital for online music distribution | Piracy | Scoop.it

The evolution of the Internet has changed not just the way in which people listen to music, but also how musicians and artists should communicate with their most loyal fans.

Album sales continue to flatline, but music streaming services such as Spotify, Rdio and Deezer have shown that there’s still a huge market for offering a viable alternative to illegal downloads.

Fabrizio Gentile, managing director of Deezer in the Benelux region and Dutch music producer and DJ Ferry Corsten took part in a panel at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam to talk about curation, global reach and the advantages of using social media.

 


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Three main opinions about how to beat piracy; through legislation and enforcement, through better legal services, or both.


I like the route of finding NEW ways to let people pay. It shows more creative thinking.


Even though album sales continue to flatline, music streaming services such asSpotify, Rdio and Deezer have shown that there’s still a huge market for offering a viable alternative to illegal downloads.

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Supreme Court Won't Take Downloading Case

Supreme Court Won't Take Downloading Case | Piracy | Scoop.it
From 2004 to 2009, the Recording Industry Association of America said approximately 30 billion songs had been illegally downloaded on file-sharing networks, costing the industry billions.
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Parents being held liable for their childrens actions can sometimes not seem fair. Makes me think back to high school parties if/when anything happened involving police/EMT it always falls back on the parent. Even if theyre out of the country on a trip.

 

Pro: Making an example out of certain people is a good wake up call for the rest of us participating in illegal downloading

 

Con: It's not fair or legal that an industry can go and pluck a defendant out at random and punish them for file-sharing, an act committed by millions of Americans

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Anti-piracy firm ramps up efforts to sue Canadians for illegal downloads - Financial Post

Anti-piracy firm ramps up efforts to sue Canadians for illegal downloads - Financial Post | Piracy | Scoop.it
Anti-piracy firm ramps up efforts to sue Canadians for illegal downloads
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Make it harder and more time-consuming to download illegally.
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As if they didnt have enough targets in the U.S. to go after, now they aim at Canadians.

 At least in most of these cases, theyre going for the top of the tier. The main (in theory) people doing the sharing to all. As opposed to some people downloading 100 songs and sharing a few. 

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Smacking down online piracy – does New Zealand know best? - The Conversation

Smacking down online piracy – does New Zealand know best? - The Conversation | Piracy | Scoop.it

Richard Freudenstein, CEO of Australia’s largest pay-TV provider Foxtel, has joined the chorus of entertainment industry bodies to call on the government and internet service providers (ISPs) to clamp down on online piracy.

 


Via jean lievens
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The solution theyre working on I think will help. They speak of sending out a series of warning notifications to those who breach copyright. 

Not that people have the right to do it in the first place. At least this way you know when your caught, just STOP! 

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Operator of Germany's Torrent.to Gets Prison Sentence Amid Piracy Crackdown

Operator of Germany's Torrent.to Gets Prison Sentence Amid Piracy Crackdown | Piracy | Scoop.it
A German court sentences the operator of the file-sharing site to nearly four years in prison, one of the toughest-ever punishments for Internet piracy.

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How Netflix Reduces Piracy

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"There has long been three opinions about how to beat piracy; through legislation and enforcement, through better legal services, or both. Although piracy continues to exist as numerous new music services have launched, there’s no doubt consumers have far better options (free-of-charge streaming, DRM-free downloads) than they had just a few years ago."


Via Jérôme Rastoldo
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I like how Netflix is trying to help the problem. Makes me think of Amanda Palmer and her question, "How do we LET people pay for music, not MAKE them."


Piracy doesn't drop just through access to legal entertainment options. Netflix has two things going for it: a very wide reach and a best-of-class service. The company had 36.3 million streaming subscribers at the end of March, an increase of nearly 10 million subscribers in 12 months, and operates in 40 countries. And it is arguably the best streaming service and at $8 per month is the best value on the market. Popularity, quality and value go a long way in beating piracy.


Netflix’s chief content officer says “BitTorrent traffic drops as the Netflix traffic grows”

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