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The government is ready to introduce controversial new copyright legislation that experts believe will introduce harsh new restrictions on downloading, copying songs to CDs and music players, unlocking cellphones and time-shifting of television shows.
Originally posted by Karlhungis
They also just increased the penalty to a maximum of $30,000 per song instead of the previous maximum of $30,000 per album. How anyone can justify ruining someones life over downloading a song is beyond me. It would be like giving someone the death penalty for J-Walking.
Originally posted by modusoperandi
Fact of the matter is, we don't have the ability to police ourselves in a matter as such. Say what you must about the issue but basically it seems that people are upset because their ability to steal is about to be compromised. What can you say to your elected officials? Please defend our right to intellectual theft? I don't imagine there are alot of musicians here that make their living off of the music that they painstakingly create. From a blue collar perspective, this is not unlike someone picking your pocket. Performance and mechanical royalties that go to the actual performers depend activities such as radio, shows, record SALES, etc. If a couple million of these slip through, then their pay is significantly reduced. I doubt Tivo and DVR would be affected here as that technology is more for personal viewing and if that was to be an issue with corporate america then it would have surfaced as one.
Originally posted by QBSneak000
I see your point. When their album came out I paid $15.00 but I agree there are a lot of not so moral people that will still want it for $1 or free.