Anyone who still believes the Obama administration is running America is living in Never Never Land.
And the same applies to other countries, in particular the UK, France and Sweden.
The true rulers in the US and elsewhere are the foreign-owned entertainment cartels. who regularly and routinely buy, and bend, legislation with nary a word of protest from the people who didn’t elect them.
And foremost among them are Hollywood’s MPAA and Big Music’s RIAA.
In short order — with the aforementioned ‘trade’ outfits calling the shots — Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner, Verizon, and Cablevision will activate the specious Copyright Alert System, popularly known as the corporate entertainment industry Six Strikes system, under which they use spurious claims of copyright infringement to use state law courts to Shanghai ‘consumers.’
I recently ran a piece slugged More Big Music bullshit. But it should’ve been More entertainment industry bullshit.
In it, “The six-strike system is reportedly ready to go,” I said, continuing >>>
Says the CCI on its webpage, “ [the] CCI was formed in September 2011 as part of a collaborative effort between U.S. content creators in the movie and music industries and leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to develop a ground breaking Copyright Alert System (“CAS”) and educational framework intended to inform the public about and deter copyright infringement through direct communication with consumers. (Jill) Lesser ( the woman in charge) will help lead the group in its work with the partner ISPs and content owners to implement the CAS, which is focused on the inadvertent or purposeful unauthorized distribution of copyrighted content through peer-to-peer networks.”
And not at alll coincidentally, “Executive Board members of CCI include Vice Chairman Steven M. Marks, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Recording Industry Association of America; and Marianne Grant, Senior Vice President, Motion Picture Association of America;
Now, “The only thing standing in its way is a reluctance on the part of ISPs to start warning subscribers,” says the story. Thefirst one out of the gate will be seen as betraying the privacy of their subscribers, and they could start to lose said subscribers, says Web Pro News.
The CCI will also be dishing out, “Copyright Alerts, part of a “progressive educational system to help subscribers understand the significance of protecting copyright in the digital environment, to advise them about the importance of avoiding inadvertent or intentional online distribution of copyrighted content, and to suggest legal ways to obtain digital content”, it says.
“These alerts will be similar to current credit card fraud alerts. Today, when fraud is detected on a consumer’s credit card account, the credit card company notifies the consumer by an email, a text message or a phone call. Like credit card fraud alerts, Copyright Alerts are intended to be educational for consumers, helping consumers take action to protect themselves, their internet accounts and home networks.
“The Copyright Alert system applies to peer-to-peer* file sharing of digital copyrighted content. It does not address other possible forms of online copyright infringement
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