With their owned-and-operated ‘trade’ units such as the RIAA, MPAA, BREIN, BPI, IFPI, out front, Time-Warner, Fox, Disney, Columbia, Paramount, MGM, and Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music, are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in the media and behind-closed-doors political lobbying to gain complete and total control of ‘product’ distribution online.
This means suing their own customers and haemorrhaging users, but that’s acceptable because in their world, their very survival means losing a few million people now to gain total control of the online ‘consumer’ base of the future, and how and where they buy ‘product’.
It’s a carefully orchestrated, universal campaign with indexing sites included as victims of the music and movie cartels.
One such is MiniNova which, says Nos TV, quoted by DutchNews.nl, has now been, “ordered to remove all copyright-protected material from its website within three months or face fines as high as â¬5m (about $7,137,328),
BREIN is Holland’s version of the RIAA and MPAA combined. It went to court to have thousands of files – such as films and music – removed, said the story, going on, “Mininova, used by one million people a month in the Netherlands alone, had pledged to remove copyrighted material when alerted to its presence. But the foundation said this did not go far enough, Nos reported.
“The judge said that although Mininova did not break copyright legislation itself, if did allow users to do so and ordered it to remove all suspect links within three months.”
Says Holland’s TorrentFreak, “The court did not agree with Mininova`s defense that it is impossible to moderate all torrents that are uploaded to the site. It further said that Mininova is encouraging its users to download copyrighted material, helped by the several moderators that the site has in place.
The moderators keep the site clean and `family friendly` by removing torrents linking to adult content, viruses and fake files, says the story, going on:
“They do this proactively and in response to user feedback, the court concluded, pointing out that they should also be able to moderate torrents that link to copyrighted material.”
Mininova has three months to appeal the decision.
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