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posted by LaminatorX on Friday March 14 2014, @01:35PM   Printer-friendly
from the blather-rinse-repeat dept.

Fluffeh writes:

"In a written statement to a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on the DMCA takedown system, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman informed lawmakers about the ongoing struggle against online piracy. 'All those links to infringing music files that were automatically repopulated by each pirate site after today's takedown will be re-indexed and appear in search results tomorrow. Every day we have to send new notices to take down the very same links to illegal content we took down the day before. It's like Groundhog Day for takedowns,' Sherman says.

Google, however, clearly disagrees with the RIAA, Katherine Oyama, Google's Senior Copyright Policy Counsel said 'The best way to battle piracy is with better, more convenient, legitimate alternatives to piracy, as services ranging from Netflix to Spotify to iTunes have demonstrated. The right combination of price, convenience, and inventory will do far more to reduce piracy than enforcement can.'"

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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 14 2014, @03:23PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 14 2014, @03:23PM (#16433)

    It's also hard to feel bad when the music industry bunch themselves are uploading songs to youtube too. Clearly they believe that a nonzero amount of sharing and free downloading/streaming is better than zero. Seems to me they are just quibbling over the amount of file sharing and their cut of the $$$$$$.

    On a related note, seems to me Disney doesn't do that much "take down" on Youtube for those Mickey Mouse videos for kids. I guess they figure that if Youtube/Google really removes them all, Barney or Dora or something else would be very happy to fill the vacuum.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 15 2014, @01:46AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 15 2014, @01:46AM (#16719)

    I saw a counterexample for that.

    Some YouTube user uploaded ALL(?) the episodes of KIM POSSIBLE (2002 - 2007)

    Naturally Disney eventually found out and told YouTube to terminate the account which they did.

    So I guess Disney is using the 'hook 'em while they're young' method of getting children to watch and like (a lot) Disney programming available for free on YouTube. When they are older (Kim Possible's target audience), they can surely afford to go out and buy it.