Leaked from the RIAA admits that the SOUP was “an ineffective tool” against piracy
It’s been a long time that the controversial Law soup passed away , a reminder of the failed attempt to stop piracy through Censorship and internet blocking. When the subject was contingency, many voices were raised claiming that such laws would not have too much weight to the time to attack the “problem”, something that the sponsors turned a deaf ear.
But it seems that the ineffectiveness of the legislation and took into account within the RIAA. In a leaked document dating back to last April, the Director General of the RIAA recognized some of the problems we always knew about the SOPA and the PIP, but insisted that its promoters ignore. Specifically, a line of the document (the image can be viewed at end of article) indicates that “the legislation would not have become an effective tool for the music industry.” Lighter impossible.
It also mentions that because of other initiatives anti soup/PIPA driven by “competitors such as Google,” both laws basically dead ended. Moreover, the vast majority of Internet users expressed their opposition to both projects, which was a major plus for Google and all they did force to prevent them from becoming law.
For now, the RIAA appears to have turned the issue and are devoting all their efforts to the extent of the “six strikes” that took effect a little less than a month. Will they consider a measure that is also inefficient, despite what they say publicly?
Link: Leaked RIAA Report: SOUP / PIPA “Ineffective Tool” Against Music Piracy (Torrent Freak)Tags: Censorship, Filtration, Law soup, PIPA, PIPA Act, RIAA, soup