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Leaked IFPI Report Details Anti-Piracy Strategy 88

hypnosec writes "IFPI has inadvertently made available its own confidential internal report, penned by none other than IFPI's chief anti-piracy officer, which details its strategy against online piracy for major recording labels across the globe. The document, 30-pages long, talks about file sharing sites, torrents, cyberlockers, phishing attacks, expectations from Internet service providers, mp3 sites and a lot more. The document is a global view representation of IFPI's 'problems,' 'current and future threats,' and the industry's responses to them." A few tactics: shutting down music services, requiring file lockers filter uploads or be shut down (interesting, since the DMCA's one good provision is the safe harbor, and proactive filtering could mean losing that protection), lobbying for DNS blocking legislation, pressuring ISPs into extra-legally enforcing their will, disrupting payment processing for pirate sites through blacklists, and providing "training built around 'real world' experiences and challenges rather than focusing on theory" on copyright law to judges and legal bodies.
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Leaked IFPI Report Details Anti-Piracy Strategy

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  • by jhoegl ( 638955 ) on Wednesday July 25, 2012 @01:14PM (#40766423)
    Move along.
  • Well... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by BlastfireRS ( 2205212 ) on Wednesday July 25, 2012 @01:16PM (#40766447)
    I'm sure it'll make an interested read / skim, but it seems like this is all stuff we've known they've been doing for years.
  • It's a war (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Cryogenes ( 324121 ) on Wednesday July 25, 2012 @01:24PM (#40766537)
    and everything is fair in war (within the Geneva convention, of course).

    In particular, every act of piracy, hacking and cracking is fair fighting against the media companies. Nobody should have any qualms about it.
  • So Annoying (Score:5, Insightful)

    by carrier lost ( 222597 ) on Wednesday July 25, 2012 @01:35PM (#40766667) Homepage

    A friggin' laundry list of privacy invasion, rights violations and technology crippling.

    All because a business model has become obsolete.

    Just incomprehensible if you have even a faint grasp of technology, business and capitalism.


    My suggestion: The Digital Sanity Act []

    (Not that it will make a difference...)

  • by bool2 ( 1782642 ) on Wednesday July 25, 2012 @01:40PM (#40766729) Homepage
    To ensure the judges get the "right" result instead of focusing on theory.


    Ok I'm paraphrasing quite liberally there but am I the only one that finds the kind of access these .*AA's have to the judiciary more than a little disturbing?

    Or is this just the latest manifestation of the corporatocracy that's dominating western politics.

  • Re:It's a war (Score:3, Insightful)

    by SuricouRaven ( 1897204 ) on Wednesday July 25, 2012 @01:53PM (#40766889)
    The geneva convention is a luxury those with overwhelming force can enjoy.
  • by cpghost ( 719344 ) on Wednesday July 25, 2012 @01:57PM (#40766947) Homepage
    IFPI, RIAA or MPAA are just front ends of our Copyright Taliban. Attacking them is absolutely pointless, because nothing prevents the enemy from acting independently of the *AAs: everywhere there's a Court, they can sue; everywhere there's a politician, they can bribe; everywhere there's an ISP, they can blackmail; and everywhere there's a 85 years old granny without computer, they will sue nonetheless.

    To fight this hydra, we need to change the laws that it crafted and that it keeps abusing. That's where the real fight ought to be: right into the field of politics. E.g. expose Obama and his president of vice Biden as the puppets of the MAFIAA (that they are), and do the same for the politicos of the other side where appropriate as well. Publicly shame them for their shameless buying into corporatocracy. It may not help much, but at least, that's where the fight belongs.

  • Re:So Annoying (Score:5, Insightful)

    by carrier lost ( 222597 ) on Wednesday July 25, 2012 @06:13PM (#40770241) Homepage

    What you are saying is that if we can't control the copying of content then it should not be produced?

    That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying, "If you can't make money by releasing copies of your work, don't release copies."

    This is not at all the same as "can't control copying" or "not be produced"

    Limit your movies to theaters and your music to live performances if your DVDs and CDs are ending up on bittorrent

    There are masnicktons of people giving stuff away AND making money. It just requires an innovative business plan.

    Hollywood and the recording industry don't want to change business plans. They want governments to violate civil rights and cripple technology so that they can go on using their old business plans.

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. -- Kim Hubbard