RIAA tells FCC: ISPs need to be copyright cops
Jan 19, 2010, 20:04 (11 Talkback[s])
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"The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should avoid
adopting strict net neutrality rules that would limit broadband
providers' flexibly to "address" illegal online file sharing, the
Recording Industry Association of America said in comments filed
with the FCC on Thursday.
"Internet service providers should have authority to block
subscribers from sharing music and other files without permission
of the copyright owner, the RIAA said. "ISPs are in a unique
position to limit online theft," the RIAA said in its comments.
"They control the facilities over which infringement takes place
and are singularly positioned to address it at the source. Without
ISP participation, it is extremely difficult to develop an
effective prevention approach.
"The FCC should not only avoid rules prohibiting ISPs from
blocking illegal file trading, but it should actively encourage
ISPs to do so, the RIAA said."