While most of the media attention focused on the role of ISPs, there is an even more controversial proposal that has been largely overlooked. According to the report, pirated content should be banned on the operating system level.
“Other players that possess the potential ability to limit piracy are the companies that own the major operating systems which control computers and mobile devices such as Apple, Google and Microsoft,” one of the main conclusions reads.
“The producers of operating systems should be encouraged, or regulated, for example, to block downloads of copyright infringing material,” the report adds.
The report references last year’s Windows 10 controversy, noting that these concerns were great enough for some torrent sites to block users with the new operating system.
Really? Just like cassette and DVD players make decisions on what content to play? Oh wait they don’t. Is this a money making scam, forcing people to pay someone to certify their content or else the OS won’t download it? This is not a decision the OS should be making.