Music Industry Trying a New Approach Vs File-Sharers


According to Irene Collins with Efluxmedia, the music industry is reportedly taking a different approach in the fight against file sharers. “Notices seem to be a better solution when it comes to banning, warning or preventing this kind of irregularity. In other words, under the new plan, the RIAA will send notices to ISPs that identify the IP addresses of suspected file sharers. ISPs will then send warnings to their customers and then cut them off if the users fail to curb their illegal downloads. Details are still being worked out, but most reports said downloaders might lose their net connection after the third notice. The termination could last anywhere from three months to a year”.

While all of this taking place, music sales are surprising up overall from last year. I recall a few years back, faithful downloaders responded to criticism by claim that the quality of music being put out by the artists was not worth by buying; I guess things have changed. It will be interesting to see if they will develop some type of database that will keep track of these individuals so other ISP will have a red flag to refuse service. Read the full article.

Wayne Rich



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