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Old 07-31-2014, 01:40 PM
 
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In my day we actually had to go outside, get in a car, walk or ride a bike to go to the mall to shell out money for an abulm or tape.

I remember those days, every Friday I would buy a tape.

The issue with the distribution especially early on was there wasn't any and when it did become legitimately available DRM. I have all the music I want on CD as I already mentioned. They might convince me to buy new tracks if I can get them in DVD-Audio or similar format that closely resemble the original mastering. They will also have to be DRM free and cost no more than 50 cents.

I'm not holding my breath but if I could get that I'd probably spend quite a bit of money.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:09 PM
 
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Agreed. I don't buy products of companies whose practices I don't agree with.

So in a hypothetical company meeting on marketing strategy and how to protect the patents and copyrights on the company's products, ... while everyone is putting their proposed solutions on the table, I don't think I can throw this on the table: "If they don't like the way we run our business, we shouldn't let them buy our product." ? Or: "Call those MPAA/RIAA guys and tell them to start suing everyone that's pirating our products"?
What's your point?
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:13 PM
 
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As stated above, I don't purchase their products. And I'm not qualified to justify copyright infringement. No siree. Then again, I don't follow/support/worship the MPAA/RIAA like some people do.

I don't see why this has to be anti-American or pro-American. But if you want to apply that filter, I would point out that the MPAA/RIAA cabal strategies are clearly anti-American in ideal and values, drastically reducing the freedom and liberty of their citizens through lobbying and buying politicians and Congress, therefore, indirectly creating laws. A simple search on MPAA/RIAA activities would confirm this. (Besides, a lot of these American companies are also the ones laying off American employees, then bringing in foreign workers and even off-shoring the jobs. But that's all okay because .... "add the spin here" ...).
It is absolutely an anti-American act to pirate. Copyrights are protected by directive of the Constitution of the United States. People who pirate refuse to abide my American laws put in place by our founding fathers. We're open to letting your foreigners in, but at least abide by our constitution.

The MPAA/RIAA hardly limit your freedom. All they do is make it difficult to do business with them. That's fine. You still have the freedom to watch the movie and listen to the music that you make; or have your mom sing to you; whatever.

If you don't like the MPAA/RIAA, don't watch or listen to their products. It's as simple as that.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:17 PM
 
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These patent/copyright infringement problems go way beyond pirating software, music and movies. There's also the problem with fake medicines, fake car parts, fake airplane parts, ... etc... 3D printers are here. What kind of opportunitites and problems are coming? If the companies that own the patents/copyrights/trademarks don't solve these problems, we're all affected by it.

Obviously, nothing is ever "solved" in these forums. It's just another way to exchange ideas.

It's Time for a Fresh Look at Copyright Laws - Forbes

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...innovate.shtml
This we can agree on. Patent law, specifically, needs to be revisited. Especially in pharma and md&d. The prices of pharma/medical products are too high and the patents are too short.
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