Giving entertainment cartel — sorry, Obama government — IP czarina Victoria (seen here with US vice president Joe ‘Hollywood’ Biden) a hearty Attagirl, “We thank Victoria Espinel for recognizing the danger posed to our workforce by theft, both in the online and physical marketplace, and by making the protection of the creative workers and their craft a top priority”, says Pisano, going on:
“These legislative recommendations address the evolving marketplace and new ways that criminals are stealing, trafficking, and profiting off the creative work of the millions of men and women who work in our industry. Among the proposals is a recommendation to classify streaming, now a common method of illicitly distributing television and motion pictures, a felony under appropriate circumstances.”
Pisano adds >>>
Closing the legal gap between two methods of equally destructive illegal behavior – unauthorized downloading and streaming – adds more clarity to intellectual property law and, frankly, makes good common sense. Both the House and Senate are examining this issue and we look forward to working closely with them and the Administration to combat this escalating threat.
Translated, adding “more clarity to intellectual property law” means making it even more obscure than it is already, giving cartel lawyers even more ways to confuse the issues.
Nor does Pisano explain what constitutes ‘illegal streaming’, or who decides exactly what that is.
Meanwhile, “US president Barak Obama has ordered the set up of two interagency ‘advisory committees’ to theoretically oversee his government’s enforcement of intellectual property laws”, said p2pnet recently, going on:
“In fact, they represent further hijacking by the entertainment cartels of taxpayer funded resources meant to serve the public, not corporate entities which answer only to their shareholders and investors.
“ ‘A senior advisory committee composed of members of the president’s Cabinet will help update the government-wide strategy for IP enforcement as mandated by law’, says The Hill.
“This would more properly read ‘as mandated by Hollywood and the Big 4 record labels’.
“ ‘A second advisory committee will help coordinate enforcement efforts by the administration’, says the story, noting, ‘Both committees will be chaired by Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel’.”
Stay tuned as the corporate movie and music industries slowly but surely turn the Obama government in a cartel division.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
World War III will be a global information war with no division between civilian & military participation ~ Marshall McLuhan
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