Tag: Three Strikes

UN report on internet disconnection flawed and contrary to jurisprudenceUN report on internet disconnection flawed and contrary to jurisprudence



Recently, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom  of opinion and expression released a controversial report in which he stated he was “alarmed by proposals to disconnect users from Internet  access if they violate intellectual property rights.… ...

YouTube adopts “copyright school” to stop copyright infringementYouTube adopts “copyright school” to stop copyright infringement



YouTube has changed its copyright policy.  YouTube already has a policy that involves suspending accounts of YouTube users who have three copyright strikes. Now, if YouTube receives a notification that a user’s video is infringing the user will be required to go to  “YouTube Copyright School”.  … ...

iiNet court backs reasonableness of graduated response to stop illegal file sharingiiNet court backs reasonableness of graduated response to stop illegal file sharing



Last week the Australian Full Court released its decision in the landmark case Roadshow Films Pty Limited v iiNet Limited, [2011] FCAFC 23. The Australian appeals court by majority dismissed the appeal from the decision of the primary judge who had held that iiNet, an ISP in Australia that had ...

Graduated response: a least cost solution to reducing online copyright infringementGraduated response: a least cost solution to reducing online copyright infringement



A new article, Three strikes law: a least cost solution to rampant online piracy, published  by Charn Wing Wan, argues that graduated response systems can be justified on economic grounds as a way of reducing transaction costs associated with enforcing online copyright infringement.… ...

Is graduated response necessary to protect human rights from online copyright infringement?Is graduated response necessary to protect human rights from online copyright infringement?



Last week, the Irish High Court released an important decision in the EMI Records & Ors -v- Eircom Ltd ,  [2010] IEHC 108 case. The court held that a settlement agreement between an Irish ISP, Eircom, and owners of copyright protected sound recordings and videos to implement a voluntary graduated ...

A framework for voluntary graduated response in online copyright enforcementA framework for voluntary graduated response in online copyright enforcement



More and more, graduated response systems are being debated and put forward as legitimate solutions to online file sharing. In a recent article, “Graduated Response and the Turn to Private Ordering in Online Copyright Enforcement“, Professor Annmarie Bridy of theUniversity of Idaho College of Law explains why “voluntary graduated response, ...

Debating graduated response at the Center for Democracy and TechnologyDebating graduated response at the Center for Democracy and Technology



The US Center for Democracy and Technology recently hosted a debate about the pros and cons of graduated responses systems. The debate can be seen below.   As Canada considers its options for copyright reform, we should be focusing not on whether we should implement graduated response, but on how we ...

The costs and benefits of graduated response in copyright enforcementThe costs and benefits of graduated response in copyright enforcement



There recently has been a debate over the economic costs and benefits behind graduated response systems aimed at reducing online file sharing. Professor Geist, for example, recently posted a blog estimating the costs of a graduated response system. I believe the topic of the costs and benefits of graduated response ...