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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Piracy

Piracy ?

Is that where someone steals, offers no replacement or compensation ?
Just checking, because there seems to be some confusion. does not make a difference. If you have the resources to shut a website down, why not prove it.

Megaupload has been taken down today, <a few will follow no doubt.>, using money generated from decades of overpriced and massively taxed media distributed by money grabbing corporations. I really think these people should look up the definition of fair play. At some point in the future, am i going to get charged for catching a glimpse of a tv show through a shop window.


Sites getting taken down, the "owners" getting stung for big bucks. I cant honestly see it stopping file share sites completely - the hydra grows more heads every time but my point is , , wait, what was my point.? 
ah yes,,, how exactly is cloud storage going to work? 
lets say,, i buy a splendid shiny cd album by a band that make real music. I know i like the band because i listened to a demo they put on the internet. I buy the album and make copy for myself. the copy is stored on a cloud somewhere. do i lose that copy if the cloud gets taken down ? 
of course i do.


Now then, consider this.:
i cant find any demos of new bands because of copyright restrictions, the  you tube is full of cats, and kids falling off skateboards, all with the ever present 009 soundsystem soundtrack. Most of the original material has been removed because it looks like / sounds like / appears similar to  - some other production engineered by committee and signed off by simon cowell.


I`m going to leave it there because its all been talked about, discussed at length and no doubt voted on on facebook. It makes no difference,, money always wins. especially old money.



12 comments:

  1. FUCK SOPA, PIPA, FRA, ACTA and the government!
    Freedom to people!

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  2. SOPA and other anti-piracy laws are backed by the liberal Hollywood elite, which has the power/resources to buy politicians. They have Obama in their pocket! No wonder he won't veto it. Hollywood, in their endless search for profit margins, is now shoving all those horrid "3D" movies down our throats in an effort to offer something that is unreproducable!

    I saw boycott Hollywood until they reveal that they are liberal elitists with their own socialist agenda!

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    1. I hate 3D movies..they suck and are there just to pick your pocket for more money! Also followed this blog, LoL.

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    2. 2 hour 3d film,,,, no.
      15 mins in 3d and rst just,, well. : film.

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  3. There's an interesting fact I read up on somewhere at one point that I'd like to see if it is true by asking others. I read once, that if you own a hard copy of something, there either is no law that says you can't, or there is a specific law, stating that you are entitled to one virtual copy of your hard copy material.
    Anyone willing to look into this?

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    1. thats how i understood it, a single back up copy is allowed. a friend of mine managed to get a replacement xbox360 game, but it took months of negotiation with microsoft.

      i`d also like to know a bout this.

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  4. so sad but true. +following

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  5. rapidshare is behind it all don't you know, they're paying to take out the competition using the US government

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    1. to be fair,, money laundering had started to become an issue.

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  6. The whole piracy issue is so vastly overblown by these greedy companies. We need to keep vigilant about this stuff though, so that they don't slip some new, outrageous bill into the works from underneath our noses.

    Following, great post.

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  7. This bullshit has to be stopped! Now following!

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