South by Southwest (SXSW), March 17, 2010
Topic: Three Strikes You’re Out: The ISP Debate
Proposals for how rights holders can collect fees from users of free online music services have generated much activity and discussion. A number of countries are starting to follow France into the fray of a three strikes and you’re out policy, in which infringing users would lose their right to internet service at home. Other countries are looking into collecting a fee on your ISP bill for music downloads which would be paid to rights holders who sign a covenant not to sue for infringement. This panel discussed what will happen when these ideas are implemented.
Steven Masur, MasurLaw
Ron Berry, Isle of Man Government
Dina LaPolt, LaPolt Law PC
Chris Castle, Christian L. Castle Attorneys
Susan Abramovitch, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP