Legislation isn’t necessarily the solution to cracking down on the distribution of pirated copies of movies, music, books and other content on these cloud storage services, argues RapidShare Chief Legal Officer Daniel Raimer.
Raimer believes these online services should develop a set of voluntary best practices on combating piracy. He plans to push that idea during a panel that will discuss how Hollywood and the tech industry can find common ground on combating piracy at the Technology Policy Institute’s conference in Aspen next week.
“There are going to be companies in the future that don’t want to play by the rules, but that doesn’t mean these best practices aren’t helpful or useful,” Raimer said in an interview. “If big companies agree to a certain type of industry commitment, then this is already a big message.”
Raimer hopes the panel will spark solutions for how the entertainment and tech industries can bridge their differences and work towards reducing the spread of illegal copies of movies, TV shows and other content online. Meredith Baker, senior vice president of government relations at Comcast-NBCUniversal and a former commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, will also participate in the panel.