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Spookymufu wrote:the RIAA and that dip-wad from Metallica had a lot to do with the whole "not a peep about music downloads" as well.
And your posts on this was the first I heard about this, I guess the "main stream media" is keeping out of it
NeverMore wrote:It's been all over the TV and news sites. Maybe it just stood out to me because I'm such a geek?
Spookymufu wrote:NeverMore wrote:It's been all over the TV and news sites. Maybe it just stood out to me because I'm such a geek?
yeah I was referring to regular local TV news, I havent seen anything about it on TV.
I dont really do too much web news site surfing so I missed it. I did sign the petition tho, hopefully they toss this in the crapper
Pumpkin_Man wrote: Okay, when you look at it from the stand poing of going after some one wor whitsling a song, that does seem pretty rediculous, but I SERIOUSLY DOUBT that anyone who likes that song is going to settle for some 'regular joe' whistling it in the background of a YouTube Video. He's going to want the original recording.
Now I can understand your point about Internet censorship, but you do need to remember that the vast majority of people who make their living in the various media undustries, such as movies or music, are just regular working stiffs like you and me. A lot of the jobs in Hollywood are suprisingly very low paying. When you pirate a movie or a piece of music, you are ripping THEM off just as much, if not more so then you're ripping off the stars, producers or CEOs of those major outfits. The <deleted> reality is that for every highly successful, weathly movie star, there are about 10,000 struggling working stiffs who are living from paycheck to paycheck. Is it fair to deprive them of an oportunity to earn a living?
I agree that common sense has to be used, but a web site owner does have to obey the law like everyone else. Web masters are every bit as liable for copyright infringement as anyone else.
Mike, you'll be happy to hear that Megaupload.com got shut down today. Megaupload was well known for allowing copyrighted materials to be shared. It was also used for legitimate purposes but I guess the people that relied on it will have to find another way.
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