They would get paid for their work without Intellectual Property rights also. It would simply be less, unless they could come up with ways to take advantage of that work or discovery better. The more mild the Intellectual Property rights, the more quickly new discoveries can be taken advantage of throughout society, though this has more to do with patents than copyright. There are upsides and downsides socially to Intellectual Property rights and the lack thereof.
I am an historian, or will be soon, presumably what I write will be under copyright. I can support some copyright, but I wouldn't mind too much if there was none, even on my own work.
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"It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke
Only because when they did try it, itunes was boycotted. DRM, however, is real, and I feel we have not heard the last of it.I've used iTunes...... I don't understand.....they will allow me to copy what I bought to all of the devices I have that will play them.
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Further, from what I understand of the wording of some of the laws supporting the music industry these days, copying those files onto your various devices IS technically illegal.
No doubt, there. It's why I feel pretty secure in the few downloads I DO make. I will say, it IS getting better, these days. Soundtracks are becoming more mainstream. Yay me!I'm doubting that we would be having this discussion if people were d/l obscure tracks that nobody wants anyway.
I would think it would have been addressed with iTunes by now.Further, from what I understand of the wording of some of the laws supporting the music industry these days, copying those files onto your various devices IS technically illegal.
enjoy.No doubt, there. It's why I feel pretty secure in the few downloads I DO make. I will say, it IS getting better, these days. Soundtracks are becoming more mainstream. Yay me!
The court case doesn't matter. Now that megaupload is offline, it's never coming back.
They should have done the smart thing and moved their servers out of the U.S. Now they are screwed.
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Ever notice the indy explosion, and how it coincides with ftp and youtube?
So, yes, I DO support having some copyright protection. I have no right to get up on stage, and sing "Beyond the Sea", and try to claim it as my own, and make money off of it. It's not mine, that's fraud. But the sort we are getting is NOT BEING WRITTEN by our lawmakers...it's being spoon fed to them by the industry it would prop up. I have a problem with this. The internet is the last frontier of freedom left to this planet. It's the last place where I can scream "BOOOOOMB" and not get arrest, it's the last place I can post anything I want, and not be arrested, or detained, or bring down the domain wherein I posted. So, I will never support things like SOPA, or some of the many other forms or restrictions proposed in recent years, to try to "reign" in the internet.