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Media companies gear up for big copyright movement

Written by Dave Horvath @ 18 Oct 2007 12:34 User comments (7)

Media companies gear up for big copyright movement Several of the top media groups have joined forces in an agreement to combat copyright infringement on the Internet. Companies such as Fox, Microsoft, Viacom, MySpace and others have all signed an agreement to better Filter copyrighted material and how its distributed on the web.
Absent from the ballot appears to be Google who seems to always be wrapped up in some type of infringement lawsuit. In fact, there currently is a $1 billion suit filed by Viacom for just that. As a public show of saving face, it's quite possible that Google may join this coalition very soon.

Details of the venture as set to be released later today, however the ultimate goal is to collectively assist in Blocking the upload and distribution of copyrighted material to websites and blocking said material before it is able to be consumed by the masses.

One of the biggest offenders, Google and YouTube released new filters on their servers to help combat copyrighted material, however it does not possess the technology to Block it from being uploaded in the first place.

Source:
Reuters

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7 user comments

118.10.2007 14:38

Maybe they should join forces with the transsexual movement...dress in drag on parade during Mardi Gras.

Probably would get more supporters that way.

218.10.2007 17:24

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HEIL TO THE ESA, HEIL! we shall all march lock step under the banner of anti consumerism !!

Riase the black flags comrades we march for they shall protect us from the goverment…er….from big business….er…… from our selfs…(whispers ya that will work), HEIL!
I posted this here, while a sad attempt at humor its just as sad as the march on user rights.

318.10.2007 17:35

I wonder if these guys have ever read the constitution. Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 states "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries" I do believe people should be compensated for their work. This was added to protect people like Eli Whitney who didn't make a dime from the cotton gin, Congress actually bailed him out of his debts it was so bad. First off most of this stuff they have copyright to is not even their own work. Second they are not broke, they have been well compensated for other peoples work. Third the constitution uses the term limited, these guys want to own this stuff for a hundred years (literally). I don't think that is limited.

418.10.2007 17:53

Originally posted by yellowsub:
I wonder if these guys have ever read the constitution. Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 states "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries" I do believe people should be compensated for their work. This was added to protect people like Eli Whitney who didn't make a dime from the cotton gin, Congress actually bailed him out of his debts it was so bad. First off most of this stuff they have copyright to is not even their own work. Second they are not broke, they have been well compensated for other peoples work. Third the constitution uses the term limited, these guys want to own this stuff for a hundred years (literally). I don't think that is limited.
then came the middle man who raped the artist, enslaved the goverment and decimated the people.

519.10.2007 1:58

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HEIL TO THE ESA, HEIL! we shall all march lock step under the banner of anti consumerism !!

Riase the black flags comrades we march for they shall protect us from the goverment…er….from big business….er…… from our selfs…(whispers ya that will work), HEIL!
I posted this here, while a sad attempt at humor its just as sad as the march on user rights.

too funny zippy........

now on to business your papus pleaz heir comrade!

623.10.2007 17:34

This is only going to turn out to be one big waste of time.

723.10.2007 20:40

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Quote:
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HEIL TO THE ESA, HEIL! we shall all march lock step under the banner of anti consumerism !!

Riase the black flags comrades we march for they shall protect us from the goverment…er….from big business….er…… from our selfs…(whispers ya that will work), HEIL!
I posted this here, while a sad attempt at humor its just as sad as the march on user rights.

too funny zippy........

now on to business your papus pleaz heir comrade!
I forgot to post the link

its somewhere on
http://www.gamepolitics.com

LOL
its already 5 or 6 news articles old tho LOL

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