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Rik Reynaers BaF Belgian Anti-Piracy Foundation Friday April 1 st 2005 Software Law: Latest Developments in Europe “taking you on a side-track”

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1 Rik Reynaers BaF Belgian Anti-Piracy Foundation Friday April 1 st 2005 Software Law: Latest Developments in Europe “taking you on a side-track”

2 BaF NPO against piracy of mainly movies & videogames Since 1985 Members: –MPA (Motion Picture Association) –Local Home Entertainment branch of Major Studios: –Sony Computer Entertainment BeNeLux –Buena Vista Home Entertainment –Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment –Paramount Home Entertainment International –Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment –Universal Pictures BeNeLux –Warner Home Video BeNeLux –Local players & Independants (Cinéart, Belga Films, …) –BVF (Belgian Video Federation) –… signing-up new members …

3 Where? Illegal Commerce in the real world: –Private persons –Companies –Markets –Video shops –Import - Export –Internet

4  Belgium: high bandwidth + broadband penetration (amongst top in Europe) Websites offering illegal content FTP: Downloading films, games, music, software, … Sites offering ‘cracks’ and key-gens Newsgroups Online ads Offering illegal games and movies ‘Modchipping’ P2P KaZaa eDonkey BitTorrent Internet

5 Some issues: 1) Perception 2) Piracy ≠ priority Child-porn, Terrorism, Organised Crime, … 3) Procedures in Place IP-address & Privacy Commission Faulty laws ISP Protocol (F)CCU Fighting Internet Piracy

6 Acceptable % Solutions? Legal download alternatives (cfr. iTunes) DRM (Sony Playstation, MS XBOX, …) Link hardware, software & DRM Digital certificates Digital ID-card, BCC, SIM-card, … Longterm … PPP Solution

7 BaF: Tel: – Contact BaF


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