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Tom Ohta - Graduated response: what role do private agreements play?

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Tom Ohta - Graduated response: what role do private agreements play?

  1. 1. Graduated response: what role do private agreements play? 1 April 2014 Tom Ohta, Associate
  2. 2. What is the meaning of this sign?  Maximum speed limit is 30mph  End of minimum limit  Minimum speed limit is 30mph  No speed limit
  3. 3. Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme (VCAP) Copyright Advanced Television Ltd © 2001-2014
  4. 4. USA – Center for Copyright Information (CCI) © 2011 Metropolitan School of Business and Management Nigeria
  5. 5. USA – Center for Copyright Information (CCI)
  6. 6. USA – Copyright Alert System Educate subscribers Promote access to legal content Protect copyright content
  7. 7. “6-strike” system Educational Step (Strikes 1+2) Acknowledgement Step (Strikes 3+4) Mitigation Step (Strikes 5+6) 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days 7 days
  8. 8. CAS: Mitigation Measures © Jim Cornfield/Corbis
  9. 9. Private GRS - Ireland Licensed under the Creative Commons Licence from Flickr user Ryan Yu
  10. 10. Eircom: 3-strike system Warning (Strike 1) Strongly worded warning (Strike 2) Notice of termination (Strike 3) 14 days 14 days
  11. 11. Eircom • June 2010 – Dec 2011:  29,000 letters  100 customers: temporary 1-week suspension  12 customers: permanent cut-off • Feb 2014: case pending against another ISP, UPC
  12. 12. Lessons to be learned Licensed under the Creative Commons Licence from Flickr user dbaguz
  13. 13. Final thoughts… © 2013 NORTHWEST BUSINESS LAW LLC
  14. 14. Thank you for your attention Tom Ohta, Associate tom.ohta@bristows.com Twitter: @Tom_Ohta Bristows LLP 100 Victoria Embankment London EC4Y 0DH T +44(0)20 7400 8000 F +44(0)20 7400 8050 www.bristows.com 24336204

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