Internet Policy Task Force Request for Comments on Copyright Enforcement

October 5, 2010 -

The Commerce Department's Internet Policy Task Force is opening up the topic of copyright protection and piracy prevention to the general public, The Hill reports.

The Task Force issued a "Notice of Inquiry" today seeking input from stakeholders, Internet services providers, and consumers on how to protect copyright holders while maintaining the free flow of information online. The Task Force will collect comments from all sides and create a report to be submitted to the Obama administration. Naturally, there is no mention of ACTA, but hopefully citizens for and against overly aggressive copyright rules will speak up while they can.

Interested parties are asked to file comments by e-mail.

Source: The Hill

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On the plus side, Doctorow is saying the US has caved on most of the nastiest bits of ACTA.  That doesn't necessarily mean copyright enforcement's going to get any more rational in the States, but at least we've failed to force other countries to comply.

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Ah, the 'we will pretend to listen to the public whlie actual decision making is going on behind closed doors with well funded corperate lawyers'....

While nice in theory, stuff like this serves little more purpose then distracting the public and making them feel like they have a voice when, in reality, they do not.

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Maybe they should provide competing services.  Rather than movie studios making DVDS unavailable on netflix for a month, they should be putting everything up on streaming.  If you want to counter downloads of movies you have to provide a service that is comparable.  If I have a netflix subscription I am not going to go out and BUY a dvd if I can't rent a movie in the first week.  I'll just download it.  

With music it is a little harder because there is so much international music and most services that provide digital downloads of music are region locked so there is really no way to compete with downloading.  Why pay money for downloads of something when the content creators obviously don't want to sell to us.  

The point is, if you give consumers an option that is just as easy to use and convenient as downloading while priced right, they will buy your products.  

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I would email and tell them they are handleing copy right the same way nazis handled books and information.........


I have a dream, break the chains of copy right oppression! http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/cigital-disobedience/


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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I don't care what you have to say to them, but would you at least have the courtesy to run it through a damn spell checker first?  Freedom of speech does not give you the right to mangle the English language as thoroughly as you do. :P

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I recommend not calling them Nazi's or comparing their tactics to that of the Nazis when you email them. They may decide to label you as a "right wing nut" and while I know you can be considered a "loon" its just not something you want to do as I know you have a good point somewhere in there.

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No, he really doesn't.  To him, the government protecting an artist's right to his or her work is tantamount to Nazi book burnings.

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Hah. First read it as "Interested Pirates are asked to file comments by e-mail."

Keep on chugging

 
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