IP alliance wants file-sharing sites shut down worldwide - News and Current Events | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading

IP alliance wants file-sharing sites shut down worldwide
Updated: Views / Replies:694 / 0
Created: by kbit Attachments:0

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 90,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors – all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you don’t need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Thread Tools Search this Thread

IP alliance wants file-sharing sites shut down worldwide

  #1 (permalink)
Elite Member
Aurora, Il USA
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: TradeStation
Favorite Futures: futures
kbit's Avatar
Posts: 5,884 since Nov 2010
Thanks: 3,303 given, 3,334 received

IP alliance wants file-sharing sites shut down worldwide

The raid that ravaged Megaupload was just the start. A powerful trade group that lists the biggest names in the entertainment biz as its members has called-out dozens of countries in their latest report and is insisting on sanctions against them.

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) has submitted its annual watch list to the Office of the US Trade Representative, and in it they single out Canada, China, Russia and India — as well as over 30 other countries — for allegedly failing to do all they can to protect the intellectual property rights of American entertainers.

The review, the 2012 Special 301 Report, was filed with the USTR last week and warns the federal office that numerous nations allegedly “deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights or that deny fair and equitable market access to US persons who rely on intellectual property protection.”

As a response for these allegations, the IIPA suggests that the trade office take actions that range from increasing prosecution sentences for search engine operators, create legal incentives for cooperating Internet Service Providers and, in some cases, force foreign ISPs to block users access to questionable site altogether.

Among their grievances, the IIPA sites several popular file-sharing sites and torrent directories hosted internationally. For assisting in aiding in the availability of copyrighted material that could be downloaded online across the globe, the agency is asking the federal government to consider the countries in question with hopes “to reduce global piracy levels” and “aim to define and seek implementation of concrete solutions to significant commercial hurdles faced by the content industries of the United States.”

The result of the inquiry could prompt federal authorities to continue cracking down on non-US sites that violate American law. Last month, an effort coordinated by US agents prompted a raid on the mansion owned by Kim Dotcom, a German national residing in New Zealand. Dotcom was accused of operating Megaupload, an immensely popular file-sharing site that, while serving legitimate, lawful purposes, was attacked for allegedly allowing users to store and thus share copyrighted material. Authorities arrested several conspirators in the process and took a trove of data off the Internet.

In response to the actions against Megaupload, hacktivists aligned with the online collective Anonymous waged a cyber-attack on the websites of several US government websites, as well as the websites for music and movie industry organizations that have sponsored censorship of file sharing sites.

Although the Megaupload raid has been the only of its kind since, several other file-sharing sites hosted internationally have since voluntarily taken themselves offline as a precaution. As fewer and fewer sites in that vein are now openly available on the Web, that number could shrink even further if the USTR follows through with suggestions made by the IIPA.

In all, the IIPA recommends 41 distinct countries and territories for placement on a series of global watch lists that should be monitored due to concerns of copyright infringement. Elsewhere in the report, websites including Filesonic, isoHunt, Demonoid and the Pirate Bay are noted in the submission.

In appealing to the trade office, the IIPA attacks nations all over the world for aiding in copyright infringement. They call Canada “a haven where technologically sophisticated international piracy organizations can operate with virtual impunity in the online marketplace” that stems from having “weak, ineffective or non-existent” laws to outlaw infringement. Russia is regarded as the home to the “world’s two most prolific criminal release groups” that essentially run the world’s motion picture bootleg biz.

Egypt, which has become a hotbed of political protest — and spawned several deaths of pro-democracy demonstrators as a result — is acknowledged by IIPA as having “undergone significant changes and unrest in the past year,” which, as the agency reports, has since “somewhat stabilized, allowing us to better gauge progresses in IPR protection.”

Well, that’s all that matters, isn’t it?

“Law enforcement has mostly had its hands full adjusting to the new political realities after February 2011, but it appears that some positive transformative changes that had begun prior to the revolution have not been completely cast aside,” writes the agency. “IIPA is pleased that the Copyrights & Artistic Works Investigation Unit of the Ministry of Interior became more proactive, including some ex officio raids and actions regarding piracy of books and journals; further training can make this unit even more effective.”

Regardless, the IPPA still places Egypt — as well as Italy, Israel, Greece, Brazil and a bevy more — on its watch list for 2012.

Members of the IIPA include the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America. Both the MPAA and the RIAA websites were crippled last month by Anonymous in retaliation for supporting online censorship.

IP alliance wants file-sharing sites shut down worldwide — RT

Reply With Quote


futures io > > > > IP alliance wants file-sharing sites shut down worldwide

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Wyckoff Hunting for Great Risk/Reward Ratio w/Gary Fullett

Elite only

Digging into the Details of iSystems w/Stage 5 & iSystems

Jun 5

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Megaupload finished: Feds shut down file-sharing giant without SOPA kbit News and Current Events 0 January 19th, 2012 05:36 PM
Quote tracker file sharing? dennho Feedback and Announcements 2 October 3rd, 2009 05:32 PM
Downloads/File Sharing: Just an Idea Prtester Feedback and Announcements 2 June 17th, 2009 07:51 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:25 PM.

Copyright © 2018 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2018-05-21 in 0.10 seconds with 19 queries on phoenix via your IP