Music industry questions Google on piracy

“Accordingly,” the letter continues, “we are deeply interested in the details of your proposal as they may
relate to the protection of content and to making sure that the
distinction between lawful and unlawful activity has operational

The groups argue distinguishing lawful from unlawful
activity has long been a firmly established tenet of broadband policy,
but complain the current legal and regulatory framework is not doing
enough to protect songwriters, technicians and other music industry
professionals from copyright infringements.

“The current legal
and regulatory regime is not working for America’s creators. Our
businesses are being undermined, as are the dreams and careers of
songwriters, artists, musicians, studio technicians, and other
professionals,” the letter states.

The groups say they share a common goal with
Google of creating “an Internet predicated on order, rather than chaos.”
They express hope the Federal Communications Commission, lawmakers and various stakeholders can work
together “to make the distinction between lawful and unlawful content
relevant in the marketplace.”


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