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Old 10-19-2010, 03:08 AM
 
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At the moment there is a lot of internet warfare going on O.o Fans of the popular piratebay are DDoS attacking anti-piracy companies and bringing their sites down and other pirate sites are joining the fight to make piracy legal.
I don't agree with many of licensing restrictions and other things big media does but when you work you expect to get paid don't you? I'd also assume you would only accept a job at what you felt was a fair wage?

Why would these rules not apply to those creating and selling music or movies?

It's their work/property and how they are compensated for it is up to them, if you don't agree with their demands then don't buy it.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:28 AM
 
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Ahhh, an RIAA employee speaks up
I have nothing to do with RIAA, but RIAA has prosecuted people for downloading music. The fact remains, if the music is copyrighted and you download it without paying for it, you are stealing it. It doesn't make any difference to me what any of you do as far as downloading music. It is certainly none of my business, but it's illegal to do so, if it's one song or a thousand songs. Someone has stopped many of the torrent sites from making music available to the general public, if it was legal, these torrent sites would still be in operation.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:13 AM
 
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Someone has stopped many of the torrent sites from making music available to the general public, if it was legal, these torrent sites would still be in operation.
While I support the rights of the copyright owners this is one thing that really gets me going. The trouble here is they are attacking a technology and service that is also used for legitimate purposes which is where you start going down the slippery slope. Granted many of the files being transferred were copyrighted material but technology and services like this should never be removed for the sole benefit of copyright owners. You go after the people using it in an illegal manner.

The RIAA/MPAA has long history of attacking technology and in some cases they have been successful. For example standalone CD recorders have a tax applied to them that goes directly into the RIAA's pocket. CD's labeled "Audio" also have this tax applied and is why they are more expensive. A standalone CD recorder will reject any CD without this label. You the consumer has suffered from this because a)if you own a CD recorder you have to pay the RIAA to record something b)every CD player on the planet would be a recorder if not for this tax. This same tax is also credited with possibly killing the DAT format as the next big thing which came before the CD and is actually superior to CD. It's tape so it may not have succeeded but the tax most certainly made sure it would be relegated to the professional market because of the increased costs of the units.

They tried killing home video recorders, they also tried getting this tax applied to MP3 players, computer CD/DVD burners and lots of other tech. It's just a long list of technology they have been trying to kill for many years and the consumer has suffered for their benefit.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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My ISP sent me this email:

We are writing as a courtesy to let you know that we have received notification from one or more owners of copyrights claiming that their work has been transmitted over the Internet from your account without their permission. Copyright owners may include motion picture studios, the recording industry or others who produce or distribute legally protected material. A copy of the notice is attached.


And there is more. One of my kids or their friends downloaded a movie over Bit Torrent. ,,,,,,,Essentially, they spy on us.,,,,.
So you were actually busted for uploading data not downloading. You have to tell the kids when downloading torrents to not allow the up loading.

And always remove the music/movies off the PC ASAP. Copy them to a cd or dvd, and erase off the computer.

They were not even spying. They created a account, and sat back and recorded anyone allowing them to download off.
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