Last edited by marduc; 06-29-10 at 11:45 AM.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse
And stop whining!
Well, regarding the "multiple formats for the same product" I think it's a valid argument that we shouldn't have to purchase multiple copies of the same product. If I purchase a CD with songs on it, I should have the right to play that on any piece of hardware that I can get it to play on. It's the same song, same product, just different format. If I pay money for a lawnmower for instance, I can use that lawnmower on any property I own. I don't have to buy a different lawnmower for every lot I own across the city or state. Sooooo.....I should be able to listen to a song I purchase using any means I own. All an MP3 is is a CD song converted, that's like saying that you should have to buy two computers, one that runs on 115v and one that runs on 240v. Uh no, one machine should be able to do both, and they do. Now CD players are also MP3 players, so either/or gets the job done. But to punish someone who has old equipment with making them buy something twice when the guy next door doesn't have to, that's bull****.
As long as you aren't distributing the songs for free, or worse, for compensation, IMHO, you aren't copyright violating anything. You bought it. It's yours. Period. I know that's not how the law reads right now, but give it time, I feel eventually it will.
I am against file sharing online, just from the sheer volume of it. However, I believe that once you buy a CD/song/movie, that you should be able to download it to any media/device you or someone in your family owns. I do not think that families should have to buy multiple copies of a CD/DVD so that everyone is able to enjoy a song/movie on their own device. If this were the case, where does it end? Who in the family actually owns the disk/book? Would it be wrong to watch the DVD/listen to the song/CD as a family? Would it be break copyright infringement laws to show a movie at a party of friends and/or family? How about loaning the movie out? Or reselling books/movies/CDs at yard sales or to used item stores, is that wrong?
I think that private use should be fine. Once the media is made public, then it should be punishable, if the artist wishes to seek punishment. The punishment should be reasonable and somewhat based on if the person was seeking profit or not.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
Question for you. Why is renting out a video 500 times ok but a movie getting downloaded 500 times isn't?
Last edited by Travelsonic; 07-01-10 at 08:05 AM.
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So this thread is not about somalia?
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
They'll never manage to do this. To much information flows through the internet today. They would never be able to trace it all.