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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Do you think that your endorsement of unauthorized copying in contravention of the law impacts others? I do.
    No I do not and I could careless if it does or if it doesn't. Voicing mere support for anything should not be seen as a violation of the law.
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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Do you think that your endorsement of unauthorized copying in contravention of the law impacts others? I do.
    Everything impacts others in varying degrees.

    As long as copyright holders believe that their profits should be protected through special privileges of the law, I do not care one iota that they lose money.
    Government and business shouldn't be in bed together.
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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    I love the Contradiction that the article points out

    According to the Obama administration, the RIAA, and MPAA, the world economy is pretty much doomed if we don't start prosecuting pirates at home and abroad. Without such a crackdown, businesses will go bankrupt the coalition argues. Biden states, "Piracy hurts, it hurts our economy."
    Interestingly, the statements seem to fly in the face of a recent Government Accountability Office study released to U.S. Congress earlier this year, which concluded that there is virtually no evidence for the claimed million dollar losses by the entertainment industry. That study suggested that piracy could even benefit the economy.

    I love this bit of hypocritical bull****:
    It speaks of improved "law enforcement efforts at the Federal, state and local level."
    Notice how he doesn't give a damn about enforcing the law when it comes to something extremely SERIOUS and PROFOUND as people getting their eyeballs ripped out for failure to pay - yet when it comes to something that the government doesn't even think *matters* and cant' agree on - Obama's hot on that ****.

    Now - I do side with him on this.
    I don't like the idea of someone being a techy-sneaky **** and getting away with what a proper person (like me) DOES pay for because I believe in living by the law.
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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by R. Shackleferd View Post
    And by mentioning cut profits and job loss, I continued my argument against the principles of intellectual property aggression by addressing the possible (if not evident, which, it is) profit cuts and job loss that publishers, advertisers and individuals suffer thanks to intellectual property aggression.



    I'm not talking about debatepolitics.com's intellectual property aggression being infringed upon. I'm talking about the premise where debatepolitics.com infringes on someone else's intellectual property aggression.
    I'm lost. What is “intellectual property aggression?”

    And, how does debatepolitics.com infringe on someone else's “intellectual property aggression?”

    Let me offer that I think debatepolitics.com members definitely infringe on copyright holder's rights when they post [IMG] tags to editorial cartoons without any record of the artist's name along with the publication name and date; even then it's probably a violation but at least approaches fair usage of copyright material.
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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Now - I do side with him on this.
    I don't like the idea of someone being a techy-sneaky **** and getting away with what a proper person (like me) DOES pay for because I believe in living by the law.
    Wouldn't you like the option of "try before you buy," most file sharers fall somewhere with in this category.
    Unfortunately, the music and movie industry have helped congress design things so that the consumer is left holding the bag.
    While they have also tricked people into believing that copying stuff, is the equivalent to stealing.
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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    … Government and business shouldn't be in bed together.
    Spoken like a true Libertarian. I give you credit for that. I am surprised at the total rejection of centuries old copyright law, though. I thought Libertarians were all about the law and the courts, but, hey, there you go, we all have our little blind spots.
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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Spoken like a true Libertarian. I give you credit for that. I am surprised at the total rejection of centuries old copyright law, though. I thought Libertarians were all about the law and the courts, but, hey, there you go, we all have our little blind spots.
    When dead people still own stuff via copyright law, things have gotten way out of hand.
    These laws prevent a market to function more efficiently and stifle innovation.
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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    More crony capitalism. "Public review" my ass. Everywhere you turn these days the government is bowing to the corporate lobby. How many Americans are actually in favor of this kind of crackdown? They are not the majority, I promise you that.

    I believe in the right of business to prosper, but its right to prosper should not override MY right to freedom from invasion and detention. Apple has already created huge innovations with things like the iphone and ipod as POSITIVE INCENTIVES for consumers to buy music and video legally. There are websites that offer movie rentals that you can watch right online.

    To industry: I don't care about your profit margins. I don't care that you lost 5% (or whatever) last year. I don't care that instead of making $5 billion you made $4 billion. I care about my rights to not have my life ruined because you have a vendetta.

    Also, blaming the state of the world economy on piracy is probably the biggest joke I've heard the RIAA dish out so far. More people would be buying music if the Wallstreet crooks hadn't defaulted on their entire banking system. Yet the individual gets blamed once again.

    I am so tired of this bull****.

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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post

    Also, blaming the state of the world economy on piracy is probably the biggest joke I've heard the RIAA dish out so far.

    Nah. To me it's an old joke. They have been doing it for ages.
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