Recording industry and motion picture lobbyists are renewing their push to convince broadband providers to monitor customers and detect copyright infringements, claiming the concept is working abroad and should be adopted in the United States, CNET reports. A representative of the recording industry said on Aug. 18 that her companies would prefer to enter into voluntary "partnerships" with internet service providers, but pointedly noted that some governments are mandating such surveillance "if you don’t work something out." "Despite our best efforts, we can’t do this alone," said Shira Perlmutter, a vice president for global legal policy at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. "We need the help of ISPs. They have the technical ability to manage the flow over their pipes. … The good news is that we’re beginning to see some of these solutions emerge, in particular in Europe and Asia." (IFPI is the Recording Industry Association of America’s international affiliate…)

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