MPAA's Jack Valenti Backs RIAA
MPAA chief Honest Jack Valenti has added his association's support to the RIAA's bid to sue individual file traders.
And by implication, he's also behind senator Orrin Hatch's plan to remotely destroy computers used by people who 'illegally' download from the Net.
"It is our most sincere desire to identify a technological solution to the plague of piracy," Valenti, President and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America says on the MPAA web page, going on:
"Until that day, however, I do not believe in dismissing any option to defend creative works online," echoing Hatch's views.
He also states: "There is no question that the activities of those being targeted by the RIAA are illegal. It is not a step taken casually, but enforcement is an essential component of any broader approach to staving the tide of piracy.
"The creative industries cannot sit by idly while under siege by digital thieves who are undermining the creation of new, exciting choices for the majority of honest fans.
"Ignoring this threat would be to cheat the hundreds of thousands of working people in the music and movie industries who have kids to send to college and mortgages to pay and who rely on the legitimate purchase of their creations for their livelihood."