12 Sep

This post from July 7, 2011 describes the basic terms of the Copyright Alert System, now expected to debut by the end of 2012.

MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY

[Editor Charlie sez: This was first posted on July 7, 2011.]

We all have to be grateful to President Obama and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for nurturing a process that has produced the first major cooperative breakthrough in the US that gives property rights a chance to flourish online.  A broad coalition including AT&T, Verizon, Cablevision, Comcast and Time-Warner,  major and independent record companies, movie studios, independent film makers and television producers have agreed to work together to bring professionalism and sanity to the Internet ecosystem.

Rich Bengloff, President of A2IM, summed it up: “The American Association of Independent Music joins our music community creator colleagues and their artists in thanking and applauding the Internet Service Providers who have agreed to participate in the Copyright Alert Program.  This is a pro-consumer and a pro-music creator solution to the issue of how you protect copyright on the Internet.”

This positive coalition will no doubt…

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