Google And Microsoft Become Signatories Of the ‘Code to Promote Lawful Behavior on the Internet’
A multi-companies coalition has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for mutual struggles for eradication of piracy infringement, promotion of legitimate content and protection of Internet world, TorrentFreak reports.
According to the details, various big businesses including Google, Mastercard, Microsoft, ISPs along with anti-piracy organization Rights Alliance, are part of the coalition that has been provoked by Denmark’s Ministry of Culture.
The Memorandum of Understanding has been titled as ‘Code to Promote Lawful Behavior on the Internet.’ In the board of coalition, which is signatory of this memorandum, technology world is being represented by two giants, Google and Microsoft. Similarly, anti-piracy organization Rights Alliance becomes the sole representative of all the big Hollywood studios.
In addition to this, payments companies like MasterCard and Diners Club are two of the signatories along with music rights protecting group, Koda. Tele Industrien group has brought local ISPs on board as well.
The collaborative mechanism between all the above mentioned parties will be focused to make Internet a safer and legal arena; to spread awareness regarding the necessity of copyright protection; to stop copyright violation; to design processes that can help in eradicating copyright violations; and to encourage distribution of legal content.
One important article of the MoU is about discouraging the criminal activities on Internet; this, the signatories are supposed to do by not providing any sort of financial support to the criminals.
“The companies and organizations that are part of this Code want to counter that their companies are associated with economic crime, based on copyright violations,” reads a passage from the code.