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Record Labels Turn ISPs Into ‘Copyright Cops’ to Deter Piracy

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Record Labels Turn ISPs Into ‘Copyright Cops’ to Deter Piracy

The world’s biggest record companies sued college students, a 12-year-old girl and a dead woman and still failed to stamp out music piracy. Now they’re turning to Internet service providers...

“There has been an international push by the rights holders to pursue a similar strategy across the world,” said Danny O’Brien, international outreach coordinator for the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, which advocates expanded digital rights for consumers. “The end goal is the same: co-opt Internet service providers as copyright cops.”

Friday, February 13, 2009
Bloomberg

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