Featured Articles

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

The LG G Watch R, the first Android Wear watch with a truly round face, is coming soon and judging by…

More...
LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG has officially announced its first smartphone SoC, the NUCLUN, formerly known as the Odin.

More...
Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft has announced that it move 2.4 million consoles in fiscal year 2015 Q1. The announcement came with the latest financial…

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 11:46

RIAA knew SOPA was a waste of space

Written by Nick Farrell



But defended it anyway


The RIAA’s public support of the SOPA and PIPA bills last year took place even though the Big Content trade group did not  believe that either piece of legislation would have put a dent in music piracy.

Torrent Freak got its paws on a leaked presentation given by RIAA Deputy General Counsel Vicky Sheckler last April. One of the bullet points had a statement that while SOPA and PIPA laws were “intended to defer infringements from foreign sites by obligating/encouraging intermediaries to take action,” they were “not likely to have been an effective tool for music.”

So it looks like Big Content was not really mourning the failure of the two draconian laws. It is now concentrating on getting a six strikes law in the US. 

“Evidence exists that most users would modify their behavior if alerted to the risks associated with using certain P2P services and/or made to believe they will face consequences if caught infringing,” Sheckler said..

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments