it should be unacceptable to any of us involved in legitimate commerce online that a rogue Web site based outside of the United States -- but hawking U.S. products or copyrighted works -- can currently escape U.S. laws. That's not an issue that a better business model could alleviate. It's Web sites brazenly posing as legitimate commercial entities for the sole purpose of duping consumers, often in countries with lax copyright regimes like the Ukraine or China... Secondly, the answer simply can't be to "do nothing." Throwing up our hands or saying "we care about copyright theft but will offer no constructive ideas" is not an acceptable outcome or answer.
"The potential for censorship created when neutral service providers are turned into quasi-military cyberspace police is too enormous to be allowed to exist."
Beautifully worded and right on point.
I already stated my comments on this a thread before but, I guess I'll add to the proceedings... Your right Joel in the fact that the RIAA is unjustified in pushing that law but what you suggested about licensing at acceptable prices could work. I mean so far the RIAA /MPAA is working to protect a dieing model and they're doing nothing to help out the new model out of irrational fears that there might be a copyright violation here and there...
1. Mostly every person who buy this stuff has no intention to violate a copyright by copying.
2. If the person does blatantly break the copyright by posting it on the internet then something should be done about it.
3. There are groups out there that release movies that are in theaters and high quality rips of DVD's, they should be trying to target those groups and limit the effective distribution of those movies.
4. They should not try to restrict our usage of the media, I mean we're not criminals; none of us even know how to do that stuff they mentioned...
Again, E-PARASITE is bad news, very, very bad news. I'd be happy if congress vetos it, it does noting to help the public and it does everything to protect the RIAA/MPAA.
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The MAFIA is at it again... I really hope this law gets squashed. The internet is supposed to be a neutral place for all countries and putting the power in the U.S. hands just opens huge can of worms.
but omega, we own everything... its all ours. manifest destiny.
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Given the manner in which organisations like the RIAA - and the MPAA - take advantage of both artists and the public, they should know everything that is worth knowing about parasites. But alas, these organisations are not alone in promoting legislation that attempts to extend US jurisdiction - which they control through their lobbyists and generous «campaign contributions» to the whole world. As revealed by Wikileaks, they certainly have managed to exercise undue influence on the legislative and judicial process here in Sweden....
The thing is this law will not be legal in said markets most likely, so they/he will try to get it passed, and then when they do will use it in an entirely nefarious way in markets that are not what he is stating his case against. I imagine they would use it to sell the information to make money, and then for ridiculous court cases (read extremism) like the housewife who had like 80 or 180 songs and go fined 4 million dollars or something. I am not saying the music industry should not be paid (most definitely the musicians and artists) these worms in general won't give anything or considerably less than they win to the musicians who work they supposedly "Protect".
This is a sham in the opposite way such as the woman who spilled her coffee from Mcdonalds and sued them because she got burned. It is coffee is is made by running very hot water over ground coffee so that the coffee is then extracted as a hot beverage.
If I buy my music and I put it on my computer, my laptop, and my smartphone and my wife's computer and smartphone will I be sued by RIAA for over use of the product it could happen and falls within there purview of the situation. These suckers are doing exactly what the frivolous lawsuit clowns are doing to our legal system in the US or thereby helping them make a ridicule of it.
Of course Apple and all the Patent litigation firms do the same and it is treated like normal business as well on a daily basis. I am not saying owning music or even actions used to manipulate a smartphone are completely wrong, I a just saying all of this crap is ridiculous. Then because it is all treated the same and as a dire issue it cheapens the action within itself.
Another chapter in the never ending book titled, "The U.S.: An Endless Pursuit of World Domination"
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More like "the pursuit of certain untrustworthy corporations." The RIAA is *not* the US.
RIAA = Music Nazi's
The RIAA has for the last couple of years have been trying to get others to do the job that they are suppose to do to
stop illegal downloading. So this is no surprise at all from these JERKS.
If the isp has to do the work then the RIAA should be made to pay them for their time and work. Say like $50,000
per song removed or $200,000 for a whole album.. -- Fairs fair --
Sounds like Sherman played old-school pc games too much, cuz he has the "all your base are belong to us" mentality. FAIL.
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