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    Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    ****. Thanks a lot Obummer.

    While they may never be able to truly defeat piracy and drive it from the lurking depths of the internet, copyright protection attack-dog organizations like the RIAA and MPAA have long dreamed of the day when they would no longer have to pay for their own copyright enforcement. Now that dream is on the verge of coming true, thanks to the Obama administration.

    After countless lobbyist dollars from the music and film industry and a brief "public review", the administration rolled out its vision to fight piracy yesterday afternoon. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden -- whose blunt speech has sometime left him in trouble -- did not mince words.

    He states, "This is theft, clear and simple. It's smash and grab, no different than a guy walking down Fifth Avenue and smashing the window at Tiffany's and reaching in and grabbing what's in the window."

    The sound-byte comparing downloads to stealing jewels from New York City's finest jeweler quickly lit up the web. Bob Pisano, interim chief executive officer at the Motion Picture Association of America praised the VP, "It is especially critical that the United States has an effective framework for protecting creative content online and enforcing intellectual property rights in the digital environment."

    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."
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    Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    My bad, I just saw this was already posted in another forum section, could a mod please delete this.

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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    People, I have already sent a letter to my Representative in Congress voicing my outrage by this fascist and anti democratic law, which helps the Cooperation s take more from the citizen, and artists.

    This law is being pushed because of corporate lobbyists for the MPAA/RIAA saying that they are losing money due to "Piracy". In fact there is almost no evidence to support their claim and page after page of evidence to the contrary. Evidence even found by the Government Accountability Office just earlier this year in a study they conducted goes against this plan.

    This is just a way to strip Americans of their freedoms and rights by another lobbyist who isn't for the people, by the people. But for themselves and of their selfish means.

    People you do know that infected mashrooms a group that makes music and is very populer and successful uploads their music to p2p share sites? and they support it? All the money they make is from concerts.

    Musicans make more money from concerts than from selling CD's.
    Artists who are populer now are like that thanks to file sharing.
    Artists who put their music for free online make a lot of money from live shows.
    Obama talks a lot about helping the poor, when in reality he just wants to help the rich..

    The combined planetary resources of our species can't stop an oil leak, yet the priority for our leaders is to liken me to a burglar for listening to music...

    Fair enough. I'd be buying all my media, but if I get home with my copy of "Latest Action Flick", and I have even the slightest thought that it's not worth the $19.99 I paid for it, back to the store it goes, and I don't want any hassles about getting my immediate refund.

    When the government back up the consumers, we'll start playing by the rules. As is, returning media is extremely difficult.
    You can see this is really annoying..
    I think when I can get arrested for thinking ( which is part of the this law)..I am going to be annoyed as fudge..
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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyMcCool View Post
    People, I have already sent a letter to my Representative in Congress voicing my outrage by this fascist and anti democratic law, which helps the Cooperation s take more from the citizen, and artists.

    This law is being pushed because of corporate lobbyists for the MPAA/RIAA saying that they are losing money due to "Piracy". In fact there is almost no evidence to support their claim and page after page of evidence to the contrary. Evidence even found by the Government Accountability Office just earlier this year in a study they conducted goes against this plan.

    This is just a way to strip Americans of their freedoms and rights by another lobbyist who isn't for the people, by the people. But for themselves and of their selfish means.

    People you do know that infected mashrooms a group that makes music and is very populer and successful uploads their music to p2p share sites? and they support it? All the money they make is from concerts.

    Musicans make more money from concerts than from selling CD's.
    Artists who are populer now are like that thanks to file sharing.
    Artists who put their music for free online make a lot of money from live shows.
    Obama talks a lot about helping the poor, when in reality he just wants to help the rich..

    The combined planetary resources of our species can't stop an oil leak, yet the priority for our leaders is to liken me to a burglar for listening to music...


    You can see this is really annoying..
    I think when I can get arrested for thinking ( which is part of the this law)..I am going to be annoyed as fudge..
    The MPAA and RIAA have both parties in their back pocket.
    They love to preserve their monopoly of the industry.

    I have no problem taking what I want, buying it at it's current price levels is a rip off.
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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    Exactly, its also an issue cause if this passes, artists who put their music online legally for download LEGALLY will also get persecuted for giving out their own music for free. Which is BULL****



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    Artist to music hacker, "I took your car the other day and you called the police to report it stolen. I couldn't believe it. What a hypocrite you are!"
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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Artist to music hacker, "I took your car the other day and you called the police to report it stolen. I couldn't believe it. What a hypocrite you are!"
    I'm a little lost here with the statement/quote, maybe because I've only been up 4 hours [and spent the better part of last night awake until the first peaks of sunlight]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    I'm a little lost here with the statement/quote, maybe because I've only been up 4 hours [and spent the better part of last night awake until the first peaks of sunlight]
    It is Chappy being typically Chappy.

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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    Here I'll spell it out for you.

    If you owned something and someone just took it from you, you would be angry about it; you might even call the police about it.

    But, not when it comes to music or video; when it comes to that then all of a sudden the rules are somehow different, at least for some people. Those people think it's their "right" to just take other's people's property and get all bitchy about it when the owner tries to protect it. Those people are thieves.

    Of course, they have all kinds of justifications: they're just "sharing," the labels and studios are assholes, the original artists don't make much off of recorded media, etc., etc. It's self-serving bull**** which make these people hypocrites on top of everything else.
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    Re: Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Here I'll spell it out for you.

    If you owned something and someone just took it from you, you would be angry about it; you might even call the police about it.

    But, not when it comes to music or video; when it comes to that then all of a sudden the rules are somehow different, at least for some people. Those people think it's their "right" to just take other's people's property and get all bitchy about it when the owner tries to protect it. Those people are thieves.

    Of course, they have all kinds of justifications: they're just "sharing," the labels and studios are assholes, the original artists don't make much off of recorded media, etc., etc. It's self-serving bull**** which make these people hypocrites on top of everything else.
    Can I copy my car infinitely?

    Invalid comparison, you bought the illogical, ignorance based propaganda.
    It's funny to see you support big corporations though.
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