Anti-Piracy Education Campaign Ready to Start in UKAdded: Friday, July 24th, 2015
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The government-funded "Creative Content UK" is ready to start this summer. An anti-piracy campaign developed by Internet service providers and rights owners aims to warn and educate online pirates and ultimately decrease piracy rates in future.
In their attempts to reduce illegal file-sharing, early in 2014 the entertainment industry reached agreement with the British leading Internet service providers to send out notifications to alleged pirates. The Voluntary Copyright Alert Program monitors illegal peer-to-peer file-sharing and focuses on repeat infringers. The notifications program is part of the larger Creative Content UK initiative, which will start with a broad anti-piracy education campaign this summer. This part is aimed at steering people away from piracy websites by suggesting convenient and accessible legitimate services instead. As for the alerts campaign, its launch hasn’t been announced yet, but it is known that it is being finalized at the moment.
These programs are funded by the UK Government, which justifies this investment with an expected increase in sales, and thus tax revenue. Their goal is to curb local piracy rates through educating Internet users about legitimate ways to enjoy entertaining content. To measure the effect of the campaign, the file-sharing habits of British Internet users will be frequently polled during the months following the rollout, and the results will be compared with levels before the launch of the program. So, soon we’ll be able to see to what degree the education campaign and warnings can convert pirates into paying customers.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Friday, July 24th, 2015
|f*ck the government,I wont pay £10 for a CD/DVD i might not enjoy and £30 for computer software when no matter how great the laptop is eventually you will need a new one because the older the laptop the slower it gets.It's bad enough i pay over £100 for a TV license and now they want us to pay for silly CDs and DVDs an all.What's next pay for your own toilet tissue in public toilets.|
|Will it be better tomorrow?|
|posted by (2015-07-25 16:23:20)|
|Agree with Crazy Michael|
|posted by (2015-07-25 21:43:06)|
|I agree with @crazymichael as well. A movie such as Seventh Son, which got a 5.5 rating on IMDb, has its DVD retailing at £10. WTF!|
|Good luck with that. I think it's refreshing to be able to "try before you buy". Technology allows us to circumvent traditional scalping methods, so we use it. No longer do we have to pay silly money for entertainment. If i could download bacon then my life would be complete.|
|posted by (2015-07-27 05:11:38)|
|They spend a lot of money on Krap..The issue is very simple indeed my padowans...Make software/movies/music affordable and there would be no need to pirate stuff. However, because of your greed, you have brought this upon yourselves...||
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