“So Give Up Traditional Copyright Enforcement” – Terry Fisher

here in new version

terry fisher speaks to #rethinkmusic

WS510200.terrytwo (two minutes)(sound not so good, but substance is there)

there seemed unanimity in the room yesterday that we can’t halt the march of technology. we can’t turn back the clock, we can’t hold back the tide. One way or the other, there was acceptance of the impossibility of returning to the “Golden Time of the 1980’s.”

More controversially there seemed pretty substantial consensus that even if we could turn back the clock, we should not because the benefits of this transition exceed its costs. If true, we ought not institute a graduate response system.

we dodged a bullet with the final draft of the ACTA treaty, which in its earlier phases would have required or nudged a number of countries of that agreement to institute a mechanism in which ISP’s would terminate and blackball subscribers who repeat peer-to-peer copy infringements.

So no, no graduated response, no three-strikes-you’re-out policy.

There also seems to be consensus that we ought not to any longer pursue civil copyright infringement actions against individual file-sharers with the associated draconian statutory damages

So give up on traditional copyright enforcement.

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