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Intellectual property: the music and film industry and the customers - a poll

Poll #672529 Intellectual property - the industry and the customers

Organizations such as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and International Federation of Phonogram and Videogram Producers (IFPI):

Exist to mediate between the recording industry and its customers, benefitting both
0(0.0%)
Primarily protect the rights of musicians, actors, and film and music studio crews
0(0.0%)
Serve the business interests of artists, workers, recording companies, and their shareholders
6(13.3%)
Support the wealthy movie and music stars, and their producers, more than the common worker in the music and film industry
6(13.3%)
Exist only to feed the greed of music and film companies
13(28.9%)

Legislation initiated by the RIAA, MPAA, and IFPI, such as the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and European Union Copyright Directive (EUCD):

Helps uphold sound moral principles regarding material ownership
0(0.0%)
Is necessary as a deterrent to keep file sharing from degenerating into lawlessness through weak law enforcement
0(0.0%)
Protects the wealthiest film, television, and recording artists, and their producers and publishers, more than legitimate but less commercially-successful artists
10(21.7%)
Is a sign of obsolete thinking about intellectual property
10(21.7%)
Exists only to feed the greed of music and film companies
5(10.9%)

I live in:

The United States of America
34(73.9%)
A European Union country
5(10.9%)
Neither
7(15.2%)


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Banazir
Tags: dmca, eu law, eucd, ifpi, intellectual property, mpaa, poll, riaa, us law
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