RIAA: Anti-Virus Software Should Filter Pirated Content
In addition to your modem, media player and ISP-level filters...
posts a video from the recent State of the Net Conference, at which the RIAA's Cary Sherman discusses ISP piracy filters. Of course, many piracy filtering systems like the one being tested by AT&T
could easily be bested by encryption. Sherman has a solution for that: spyware/software on your PC, buried in your anti-virus software or within your modem that would restrict you from viewing certain content:
Filters can be put in the applications for example. You know, one could have a filter on the end user’s computer that would actually eliminate any benefit from
encryption because if you want to hear it, you’d have to decrypt it, and at that point the filter could work. Why would somebody put that on their machine? They likely wouldn't want to do that, they'd do that when it benefits them such as for viruses...
Several times Sherman infers that ISP systems that simply inform customers that what they're doing is wrong could stop piracy (though years of lawsuits and subsequent press coverage failed to do that). It's clear however that to be truly effective, Sherman sees a future where your ISP, modem, PC, router
and perhaps anti-malware software all work together to protect the entertainment industry's profit margins.
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Noah VailSon made my AvatarPremium
|reply to kd6cae |
It's not just about money.
It's about control and the power that comes from it.
All members of Big Media (hereafter known as BM) are as focused on control over what you experience as they are the profits made therefrom.
A CEO only gets so much of a profit cut, but he gets All Of The Power from deciding what you experience, when you experience it and how it effects you.
Through industry manipulation their goal is to decide
which pop stars your daughter adore,
which songs will you memorize from FM,
how high or low your sons pants will be,
which old shows your wife will be able to see again,
which topics of the day you will ultimately care about.
Who is BM's one and only client?
Advertisers (includes politicos and other agendists).
Therefore, BM provides one service; marketing.
Not just the ads, but every show, song, movie, is carefully scrutinized to lead you somewhere where someone else can get what they want from you (money, form your opinion, desensitize you to what your kids experience, etc).
If you were to get real control over your audio/video choices it would screw up generations of BM planning.
Power is an addiction. BM heads will do Whatever it takes to maintain their hold over your world.
Abortion: A Republican Plot to Thin the Liberal Herd.
pnh102Reptiles Are Cuddly And PrettyPremium
Mount Airy, MD
|reply to anon1234345656 |
Re: I have no answers...
said by anon1234345656 :My connection is Comcastic.
It really takes you 5 days to download a movie?
Only SHATNER is Kirk.
Laguna Hills, CA
And I would buy AV software that did that because?
What? 50% margins for media companies aren't enough?
People stealing movies, music and software know they're doing it but simply don't care. It's hard to have sympathy for media companies like NBC/Universal who cry poverty and refuse to pay writers an extra 4 cents a DVD while telling investors they're seeing record performance.
I obey their EULAs and pay for my music and movies (usually through iTunes or Amazon) and still say F the RIAA and MPAA. They continue to push the issue making it harder for me to follow their rules. Eventually it will come to a point that I don't give a crap for their rules just like they don't give a crap about their artists and writers as it will be easier to pirate than purchase through proper channels.