Pushback Against Music Industry Actions Would now seem to include Governments.

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Delegates to the ACTA discussions are now safe and sound
back in their home countries convinced that they have been successful in aiding
in stamping out copyright infringement.

 

History has taught us that every-time the music industry or
Government enact prosecutorial or legislative actions against file sharing, the
resulting pushback always seems to trump the original file sharing incursion.

 

New programs, new servers, new locations, new technologies
and new players.

 

We have blogged about this before and stated that unless the
industry stops attempting to stop file sharing it will disappear under a cloud
of invisibility.

 

It would appear that whilst some Governments are attempting
to stamp out perceived copyright infringement, others may not be so inclined.

 

In underground bunkers in country’s that won’t be signing up
to ACTA anytime soon, the geeks are plying their file-sharing trade with
impunity.

 

Earlier this year, Torrentfreak announced that the Pirate
Bay site had been taken down by
order of the Swedish Government.

 

Following the earlier court defeat for Fredrik, Gottfrid
and Peter and the pending civil action taken by several
Hollywood
studios, the Swedish authorities have now ordered The
Pirate
Bay to be
disconnected from the Internet. The site’s bandwidth suppliers have been
threatened with a large fine. The site is completely offline.

 

It didn’t take long for some Russian opportunists to get
their site up and going.

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And of course there are longtime sites like Baidu.com which
are rated number one in China and according to alexa are: The leading
Chinese language search engine, provides “simple and reliable” search
experience, strong in Chinese language and multi-media content including MP3
music and movies, the first to offer WAP and PDA-based mobile search in China.

 

How Baidu.com is ranked around the world:


Alexa Global rank = 9

 

So where is this new pushback site located?

 

Google Geo locate places it 180 metres from the Kremlin in Moscow.

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Does this mean that the comrade citizens are now attempting
to undermine the American copyright system?


So if ACTA is passed, who will it affect? Certainly not the one third
of the world resident in the Soviet-Sino region of the world.

It makes the proposed ACTA Treaty all a bit pointless really.

 

The way forward is obviously not legislative. The
file-sharing servers just move.

 

Diplomacy will be the obvious next round of content company
lobbying. Designed to posit the ACTA member countries against the non-member
countries.

 

Just how far will the members go?

 

Will they opt to stop all trade with the ACTA infringing
countries?

 

Australian Exports to China
now represent the largest portion of our overseas trade figures.

 

China's global
merchandise trade relationships:

China's
principal export destinations, 2008:

 China's principal import sources, 2008:

1 United
States
17.7%

1 Japan 13.3%

2 Hong Kong, SAR of China 13.4%

2 Republic of Korea 9.9%

3 Japan 8.1%

3 Taiwan 9.1%

15 Australia 1.6%

 6 Australia 3.2%

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Australia's trade and
investment relationship with
China (d):

Australian
merchandise trade with China, 2008-09:
Total share:          Rank:     Growth (yoy):

Exports to China (A$m):                                                     39,310   17.1%    2nd         45.4%

Imports from China (A$m):                                                 37,046   16.9%    1st          19.5%

Total trade (exports + imports) (A$m):                               76,356   17.0%    1st          31.6%

 

No. Obviously not. Therein lies commercial suicide.

 

So what is the solution?

 

At Perceptric we have been saying for sometime that file
sharing is and should be considered a Public Relations cost.

 

However we have also said that file-sharing impacts the post
initial ramp  up catalogue sales.

 

Our thesis is twofold.

 

  1. File
    sharing promotes the artists, actors, directors amongst a community that
    would not otherwise be able to view or listen to the content.

 

  1. There
    is a long term loss to the catalogue value of content when the credentials
    of the artist, actor, director have already been established.

 

For example, The Beatles. There is no valid reason for file
sharing Beatles songs as they are already a “made” brand.

Therefore except for those people that are too poor, too
remote or in areas where distribution of Beatles records are not available in a
format desired by the consumer; where obviously point 1 above would apply.

 

It would appear that in the main, file-sharers would agree
with me. ED2K Beatles links are less than 2,000 with minimal daily activity.

 

I doubt that EMI’s current woes would disappear if everyone
stopped file sharing the Beatles.

 

Ergo, File sharing is not really damaging the economy. So is
ACTA merely yet another “Watch this hand, don’t watch the other hand… watch
this hand.”

 

Goombridge [2001] states that in his opinion, it is obvious
that “that the United

States will continue to remain at the forefront of shaping
Western policy responses to

China,
both economically and politically.”

 

My question is, can we as a country allow another nation (America)
to interfere with our economic well being?

 

ACTA is not about File sharing, it is the next stage of a
currency War that began with the discovery of oil and has had several
escalations in the last twenty years.

 

Afghanistan

The Berlin Wall

The Euro

Iraq

And now, Chinese citizens can afford to buy motor vehicles.

 

ACTA is being conducted by the USA
and is merely another diplomatic tool.

 

However, when American Statespersons (Hilary Clinton) are
taken for a walk within metres of the latest torrent tracker on Russian hallowed
ground – I think file sharing is here to stay unless ACTA is the precursor to a
Global military escalation.

On that basis alone, I urge Global Governments to consider a user pays Internet Licence from which to satisfy all copyright infringement claims thereby clearing the decks for beneficial Trade advancement.

 

References:

 

The Pirate
Bay Taken Offline By
Swedish Authorities (Updated)

Written by enigmax on August
24, 2009 

http://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-taken-offline-by-swedish-authorities-090824/

 

Alexa Traffic Rank for Baidu

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/baidu.com

 

DFAT China
Fact Sheet

China_FY09.xls

http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/fs/chin.pdf

Last Modified: 2009-11-10 19:33:44
EST,   Size: 26 kb . Accessed 17th November 2009

 

Groombridge, M., 2001, Economic relations after China's
accession to the WTO: an American perspective on shared goals and challenges
confronting the US
and the EU.  Mimeo, Cato Institute, Washington
DC. 

http://www.cap.lmu.de/transatlantic/download/groombridge.pdf.
Accessed 17 November 2009

 

Time Magazine 16
November 2009 Hilary’s Moment  Page 16-23

The Future of Australian Television – Taxation, Licensing, Advertising or Criminalization?

http://www.perceptric.com/blog/_archives/2009/11/14/4379856.html

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