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RIAA Wants Piracy on the Table in Net Neutrality Talks

Aug 20, 2010, 21:02 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

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"A group of 13 trade organizations representing all corners of the music industry is calling on Google to incorporate mechanisms for cracking down on piracy as it attempts to broker a deal on net neutrality.

""The music community we represent believes it is vital that any Internet policy initiative permit and encourage ISPs and other intermediaries to take measures to deter unlawful activity such as copyright infringement and child pornography," the groups wrote in a letter to Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt.

"The letter (available here in PDF format) praised Google and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) for staking out a compromise framework for network management, giving particular emphasis to the distinction between the treatment of lawful and unlawful content."

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