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Bellen naar INTA (Committee on International Trade ) lijst van nummers
Dit is het voor Nederland:
Naam: SCHAAKE Marietje
Partij: Democraten 66
Brussels Tel.: +322 28 45617 - +322 28 47617
Strasbourg Tel.: +333 88 1 75617 - +333 88 1 77617
België staat er niet bij precies, dus ik zou ook bellen naar Nederland.
Dit zijn diegenen die ACTA steunen van de INTA (ziet er niet goed uit), Alan Drewsen (Executive Director, Inta), gebaseerd op het document: http://www.inta.org/Advocacy/Documents/January262012.pdf
De president van INTA (Gerhard Bauer) gebaseerd op : http://www.inta.org/Advoc...0%932010%E2%80%930014.pdf
Dit is de conclusie van hun tekst:
Some of the harshest criticisms of ACTA
have been based upon distorted
interpretations of the agreement’s text. Like
all international agreements, ACTA should
be interpreted according to the fundamental
rule of treaty interpretation as set out in
Article 31(1) of the Vienna Convention on
the Law of Treaties, i.e., “in good faith in
accordance with the ordinary meaning given
to the terms of the treaty in their context and
in the light of its object and purpose”. The
potential for ACTA to provide the EU and
participating governments with a framework
to more effectively protect consumers and
national economies from counterfeiting and
piracy should be fully realised, and supported
Ik heb een ,volgens mij, mooie reactie gegeven waarom ACTA fundamenteel verkeerd is op: http://www.facebook.com/DigitalAgenda
Thanks for the response. I'm very pleased to see any response from Digital Agenda for Europe, seriously.
I think ACTA is fundamentally wrong. I understand that ACTA is created for preventing piracy and "losing" jobs.
But i believe this is fault, as piracy studies are mostly funded by the entertainment industries and are hugely overestimating any "loss" in their own advantage.
I'll skip the part where 12 year old children are sued or older people, who don't even know how to use the internet.
You are forgetting that piracy is giving a bigger advantage than the legal options.
Here is why (most of the piracy) is happening.
- Uptodate media:
If you watch a episode on the tv. You can choose between waiting a week of watch the next 2 seasons online (because it can).
- When we want, where we want.
We don't have any alternatives for netflix here. We have to watch an episode on the tv on a certain hour.
Or you watch it when you want from your pc.
- All the music on one place
There is iTunes for Apple users (i'm not an avid Apple fan, so i won't use it) - Spotify for Facebook-users.
Spotify seems the best competition in here for online music, but for some reason not all music publishers want to go that way (Warner Music Group and others) and not finding all music in one place is something that piracy has no problem with.
In short, the entertainment industry doesn't want to follow Darwin's evolution theory. They are holding on to a distributing model from before the internet was widely spread. This can't work for a long time and that's why laws like ACTA, SOPA and PIPA exists.
They try to blame the end-users for looking for better alternatives and they are blaming the providers. That's not the way to go.
The internet will lose people's jobs, look at the "video rental on the corner of the street". Accept that and get legal alternatives, now. People want all the media immediatly, when they want and ARE willing to pay for that (but not as high as they want).
The media industry will have to accept they will earn LESS per customer, but earn more in total, because more people will hook up through streaming services, ...
The biggest problem i see in my eyes, is that the INTERNET (not piracy) WILL cost a LOT of jobs. For example, if every computer manufacturer would do like Apple, no computer repair store would exist anymore and they won't sell any software (Apple does that). All the retail (books, fitness material, benches, tables, chairs, ... would come from Amazon) - why ? It brings extra value (buy whenever you want, where you want) and it's cheaper (more volume = less profit / product).
That is what the Internet is doing and the entertainment industry can't seem to accept.
But it's not all bad, for example:
One company that understands it, is Valve with Steam. Steam distributes games through one central place and when you watch out, you can get real deals (50% on holidays, ...).
If you look at the gaming industry, more games are getting MORE money then before from the "Free to play" model. If you want something extra, you buy for it - that's innovation.
Valve is even doing so good, they say they don't have ANY problem with piracy. They even have a high success in Russia ( where the most piracy is, check out the following articles: http://www.eurogamer.net/...acy-a-non-issue-for-steam http://www.pcgamer.com/20...steams-success-in-russia/
More important, this is what i find important and i quote:
"Our goal is to create greater service value than pirates, and this has been successful enough for us that piracy is basically a non-issue for our company.
That's the fundamental problem with all the media industry. They don't threat their customers as clients, they only see them as a cow, where they get there milk from and try to keep their model through threatening their clients.
When alternatives like i described are possible. I'd have no problem with ACTA, ... . But at this very moment, it isn't. As simple as that.
Even if ACTA is accepted, people WILL find another way to get what they want, where they want.
Europe will not lose jobs because of piracy. They will hower lose jobs because Europe doesn't has a response for Google, Apple, Windows, cloud computing, amazon, facebook - Europe will lose jobs - and no, again, not through piracy - You are fighting the wrong fight, if you think ACTA will gain jobs, you are very much mistaking.
Europe will lose A LOT OF jobs, because all innovative ICT idea's don't get fund here. Then, they go to America and they gain jobs, we just lose another idea.
(and to be honest, i don't blame them, it's not their fault)
And now i have your attention. Libraries are going dead to because of the internet. Neelie Kroes has once twittered this: "Hackerspaces at the Public Library".
That would be a good start.
I really hope you are going to read this
(and no, i'm not used to writing long texts about this, so excuse me if my grammar isn't always perfect. It's the idea behind it)
With friendly regards,
Als reactie op een post op woensdag om 11:46 (als je het wilt terugvinden).
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