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[ NNSquad ] Hollywood Writers Warn Against Draconian Anti-Piracy Measures

Hollywood Writers Warn Against Draconian Anti-Piracy Measures

http://j.mp/1evMZ5n  (TorrentFreak)

   "A few days ago the second round of comments was made public and many
    of the same arguments were repeated. However, there also was a
    submission from the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW), that is
    quite atypical to say the least.  The labor union represents thousands
    of screen writers in Hollywood and Southern California, many of whom
    work for the major movie and TV studios. In common with other people
    in the copyright industry, the writers are concerned by piracy, but
    they also warn that copyright shouldn't trump the open Internet and
    free speech.  "While many of the most pirated works are created by
    WGAW members, we believe that copyright must be balanced with the
    preservation of an open, competitive Internet and protection of
    consumers' rights to access the lawful content, services and
    applications of their choice," WGAW writes.  "Achieving this balance
    requires the creation of guiding principles for the development of
    piracy detection and prevention tools in laws and industry agreements
    that do not infringe on free speech and the right to privacy," the
    writers add."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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