Trademark News & Screw-ups Kim Dotcom Wants to Trigger a “Copyright Revolution”

Generally, I agree with Kim Dotcom that there needs to be a viable alternative for people who want to pay for content to do it in a way that is more convenient than what is currently offered to them. Often, there is content that can only be obtained through illegal downloads. Instead of forcing people to be pirates, it's a good idea to create some sort of a marketplace that would make it convenient for people to buy legitimate, licensed copies of content. However, Kim's idea has three problems. The first problem is of course the mechanism of policing content by rightowners. If they have to manually fish for each infringing file to "claim the file and change the price," it could end up being a logistical nightmare. The second problem is one of liability. I don't expect Kim Dotcom to waive his share of each and every transaction, and by profiting from distribution of infringing files, he would be setting himself up for a legal nightmare. Finally, the third problem is that people who are set on getting infringing content for free would be looking for ways to bypass whatever measures would have to secure the files.

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