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Obama’s Administration Takes Tough Stance on Online Music Piracy

September 6, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

by Professor Tonya M. Evans

With growing concern among the music industry about infringements music copyrights online, leaders are pressing for Internet Service Provider liability with teeth. On Monday, August 30, 2010, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke issued a scathing statement about the issue urging ISPs to cooperate to shut down repeat offenders instead of turning a blind eye. The leading proposal is known as the “three strikes” or a”graduated response” theory. [for more information about Graduated Response, Professor Peter Yu’s articles on the topic.]

According to Locke, the Commerce Department is working on an administration-wide effort to address music piracy concerns online.

Read more at Wired.com

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  1. February 19, 2011 at 3:10 AM

    I am wondering that if this whole music piracy issue could be addressed. Simply because such it might be very costly. This is the UK case:
    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/09/music-piracy-costs-money-does-fighting-it-cost-more.ars

    Besides, it seems it is hard to measure the real economic impacts of music piracy. Do not get me wrong, it does have impact. But a number of statistics does not seem to be credible

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/09/39m-or-7m-behind-the-uks-dodgy-file-sharing-numbers.ars

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2008/10/dodgy-digits-behind-the-war-on-piracy.ars/4

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