Obama has all the socialist democrats in the pocket. So unless they are all corrupted by Hollywood, he is going to sign in a new law that will probably legalize piracy. Simply encourage the monetization of downloading and uploading of intellectual propriety in other ways. Thus banning all attempts at trying to criminalize any downloading and uploading.
Charging for bandwidth is plain simple logic. BBC pays for bandwidth don't they. So why can't they also charge for it. That doesn't mean they have to make a profit on re-selling the bandwidth. At least they could charge for it differently within the UK and outside the UK.
Flash could be an open standard if Adobe made it so. They simply are not. BBC and others like it could get the governments to force them to make it an open standard. Obama probably will anyways.
Yup Denmark passed a law that allows the public service channel to digitize everything that has been broadcast on it and broadcast it from their website to everyone, excluding some imported foreign shows (to not piss off the foreign rights holders). TV Production companies and music rights holders are paid through taxes. It's a good start, but they are still far from where the laws and monetization models should be.
Look on Obama's website:
Barack Obama and Joe Biden's Plan
Ensure the Full and Free Exchange of Ideas through an Open Internet and Diverse Media Outlets
Encourage Diversity in Media Ownership: Barack Obama believes that the nationÔÇÖs rules ensuring diversity of media ownership are critical to the public interest. Unfortunately, over the past several years, the Federal Communications Commission has promoted the concept of consolidation over diversity. As president, Obama will encourage diversity in the ownership of broadcast media, promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints, and clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nationÔÇÖs spectrum.
Protect American Intellectual Property at Home: Intellectual property is to the digital age what physical goods were to the industrial age. Barack Obama believes we need to update and reform our copyright and patent systems to promote civic discourse, innovation and investment while ensuring that intellectual property owners are fairly treated.
All this might be a little vague and stuff. But it basically means getting rid of the current copyright laws as they are. "Treating intellectual property owners fairly" does not mean putting kids in jail for using BitTorrent. There are plenty of ways to pay those that should be paid.