“Internet Service Providers Close to Implementing System to Punish Piracy
Internet providers, along with content creators, will roll out a system that guards against illegal BitTorrent downloads as early as July 1”
"By Jason Koebler
April 4, 2012 RSS Feed Print
"Content creators and Internet service providers took another step towards preventing online piracy Monday by naming the head of an agency that will help develop a “graduated” set of punitive measures for suspected online pirates.
"The move to tap Jill Lesser as head of the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), which will develop the guidelines, suggests that ISPs are quickly advancing towards launching a system that guards against illegal downloads. The system is slated to start in early July.
“The challenge is to strike a balance between the two core notions of copyright protection and the First Amendment,” Lesser wrote. It’s already clear which side she’s on: “While laws that protect intellectual property remain strong and enforcement efforts continue, technology has tipped the balance away from the interests of most creators and artists.”
“The ease of distribution of copyrighted content has helped create a generation of people who believe that all content should be free. The notion that artists and creators, and even the big companies that finance, produce and deliver their creations, don’t have the right to own and control their distribution, simply cannot be.”
So, if I create something, I should own it and decide how I will be compensated and how it will be distributed. People should not be able to take it for nothing.