GE step into the digital piracy arena

“Now that ISPs are moving to offer video-on-demand and some of their own content, facilitating the theft of content doesn’t make sense,”

Those were the words of GE’s Vice Chairman Bob Wright talking at a trade show earlier this week. News.com gives a good summary of what Bob said but the interesting point, following the AT&T news last week, is that there appears to have been progress with getting US ISPs to terminate the accounts of users engaged in piracy. Wright says six of the eight largest ISPs in the US have agreed to adopt intially notification, followed by termination for repeated transgressions, for users engaged in online piracy.

The content industry, including NBC Universal (owned by GE), will be delighted if these intiatives are enforced and spread.

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