WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – The Motion Picture Association of America appears to favor a form of Net neutrality with internet service providers deputized as copyright cops enforcers.
“MPAA urges the Commission, as it considers its approach to network neutrality, to make clear that ISPs are not only permitted, but encouraged, to work with content owners to employ the best available tools and technologies to combat online content theft. Service providers also should be encouraged to work with content owners to implement consumer education programs that can help law-abiding Internet users find legitimate sources for online creative works, while simultaneously warning repeat infringers that they risk consequences if they continue to violate the law.”
It does however see broadband as a great delivery mechanism for its content and wants more individuals to gain access.
Editor’s Note: Don’t miss the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club event, “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan,” on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register here.