False Positives, Real Problem – The Limits of Filtering as a Solution to Copyright Infringement « Library Policy and Advocacy Blog
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"The question of how to deal with technological change lies behind much debate around copyright at the moment. While copying and distributing works used to require investment-heavy equipment, now anyone can do it, making it undoubtedly easier to pirate films, songs and music. Concern about piracy is often linked with criticism of the major Internet platforms which allow for users to upload and share content. It may help that they are usually easier to find, and have deeper pockets, if ever there is to be compensation or a settlement. While the link between the biggest platforms and piracy is not as clear as some make out, it is understandable that the wealth and profit margins of the biggest platforms can lead many to a feeling that something is wrong. Nonetheless, there is a difference between using a work legally but not paying enough, and not using it legally in the first place...."