Cliff Richard is a name that resonates with musical history – he’s the only artist ever to have had number one singles in five consecutive decades, and although he’s never been widely played on the radio, he always sells bucketloads of singles whenever he releases anything…
Nearly one in five have admitted to downloading illegally from the Internet, while nearly half say they’ve bought illegal discs, and two in ten have offered someone else a pirate disc.
12% of those surveyed were confused as to what exactly constitutes piracy.
Australia has found inspiration in their rich history, where Britain sent convicts over to the Southern land in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and asked the motherland just what to do with those naughty filesharers.
Yes, even people in Australia are downloading music and movies illegally, and they want to take action against these ‘criminals’ and force ISPs to abandon their customers who’re found downloading copyrighted material. Last year 2.8 million Australians downloaded…
U2 manager Paul McGuinness has called for illegal file-sharers to have their service cut off by their ISPs if they don’t change their naughty habits of downloading music without paying for it. After all, it’d be a shame if Bono loses out on his next one hundred and seventy nine billion kazillion dollars.
Nexicon hasn’t named the studio, so it’s unclear whether it’s one of the big guys or not. I’m a bit unclear on how GETAMNESTY works, other than the original press release’s promise that it “enables copyright owners to identify violators with precision, document specific copyright infringements perpetrated by the same infringer, and obtain compensation efficiently and cost effectively”.