Why Does The Recording Industry Decide Who Gets Threatening Letters From ISPs?

from the biased-much? dept

With the UK heading down the slippery slope of making ISPs into copyright cops, the folks over at TorrentFreak are pointing out what might be the most troublesome part: the decision as to who deserves a threat letter comes from the recording industry. Yes, BPI (the UK version of the RIAA) gets to tell the ISPs who's violating copyrights, and there's no due diligence to make sure that the info is accurate. In fact, if history is any indication, the accusations will be based on highly questionable evidence. TorrentFreak asks, reasonably, that if the ISPs are required to send letters out based on this info from a clearly biased party, shouldn't the BPI be forced to open up its process to make sure that it's fair and accurate?
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Filed Under: copyright, copyright cops, isps, uk
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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 29 Jul 2008 @ 7:14am

    Re: Hell ya

    Eleete You ask "Is there anything called fair use or public domain anymore??"

    The short answer is Yes as long as their is profit.

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