DC-Choppah wrote:It has been one year since it was adopted. There is no way for the internet companies to comply. They say that there simply is no technical solution that will filter out copyrighted material.
Laughing.. that's total BS. Of course companies drag their feet and kick and scream and resist. The fingerprinting tech exists. We can recognize individual faces among billions, does anyone think it's harder to recognize sequences of PCM samples? Enforce
it and solutions will magically arise - at least solutions that cover the most egregious infringement cases, that is the lifting of material exactly as is.
The reason because companies do not comply is because they can get away with it, and they can get away with it because it's not a problem which has much political focus either in the US or in Europe (to say nothing of the rest of the world).
I have had my music used in plays....
It is about respecting the art of music and the creators, and musicians should be in favor of that.
Completely agree. We had some automatic sync licensing and it worked just as well.
As a side point, money is often fundamental because, unless the infringement is a "perfect copy", time and money are needed to prove the claim and obtain satisfaction, at a degree of risk. Lots of time and money. So unless one is flooded with cash, it's hard to enter a litigation unless there's a realistic chance to recoup it.
It doesn't make it right but explains why money is often the trigger for copyright cases, as opposite of "just" being upset by a specific use. Of course, flush musicians can - and do - raise claim for reasons like you mention (most recently for example against Trump's campaign), and it's a good thing.
Just because the technology makes it possible to freely copy everything at a massive level does not relive the benefactor (the one making profit) from the burden of respecting the copyright. In fact, due to the massive power of the technology to infringe, he has an even greater responsibility.
Indeed. Besides, pirating is nothing new. When I was a kid and had no money, some 95% of my cassettes were copies. Back then like now, that was not, I think, the big issue: these copies were made for free by friends on the cassette tapes I bought myself. The big issue was - and still is - people making tons of pirate copies and making a profit of them, in some form. That includes, obviously, the facilitation of the distribution of these copies.
Should that being enforced (for example, addressing the internet providers which offer connectivity to the miscreants) all that would be left would be friends copying from friends and, of course, the dark internet - which is not something that most people have even an idea of, to say nothing on how to actually access it.