- Mikhail Kravchenko
- Knoxville, TN
- United States
Rethinking copyright infringement
There are questions I ask myself that other people probably asked.
Is downloading something really stealing?
Is using copyrighted works in you-tube videos really a problem?
Is the current system vulnerable to copy write trolls? yes
Can the right-holders prove that every copy downloaded would have been bought if certain laws were in place? There are too few studies done
should we make laws blocking freedom of speech if there are few studies done? No
Should we block freedom of speech just to protect copyright? no
Does downloading something online cost anything to the uploaders or downloaders? No
Is it wrong to think of every rights holder as greedy lawyers? yes
There are many problems that arise from today's copy-right laws that are controversial. We need to rethink how the system works because it was originally intended to protect those who make and sell cd, dvd's, and vhs for distribution.
This solution is targeted at P2P communications and the problems that arise from it. It is intended to solve as much problems as possible in one swoop.
We need to define any P2P communication, streaming, direct download or any other future technology as advertisement. It is beneficial to the right-holders to have there information widely known and used by many people. The copyrighted materials are provided under fair use as long as there is not money exchange between the uploaders and downloaders. The holders cannot prosecute unless its clear that they are making money of it.
My idea is a website. That helps users find the rights holder's and compensates them for the use of their materials. The money is provided by advertisement, donation, and anyone can submit their materials to it. When a person makes a torrent they first go to a widely known registry and submits what they are putting in the torrent. they would then place a text file saying please support our sponsors, and the rights-holders.
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