by Mike Masnick
Thu, Mar 5th 2009 7:59pm
With France still trying to move forward with its plan to require ISPs to remove accused file sharers from the internet via a "three strikes" policy, French telcos and ISPs are protesting the plan, noting that it would cost them millions of dollars to obey the law, and they see no reason why the burden should be on them. This is an important point that often gets missed in the debates over such "three strikes" policies. The problem is that the entertainment industry refuses to adapt its business model to the changing market. There's ample evidence that if they did embrace new business models, they'd do quite well. So why should other companies pay for the entertainment industry's own laziness? And why are politicians (even those who seem to ignore copyright rules themselves) helping to push this through?
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