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Originally posted by PsykoOps
reply to post by alphabetaone
Apparently you don't get it. These copyright nazis are the ones who make the law. They make a law that keeps them working. That is the only reason it is against the law in the first place. It's a business for lawyers and others crooks. Has nothing to do with artists or creators. Also "pirating" actually increases revenue to the creators. So if we give them more money how is it stealing again???
Just sucks that I have to spell it out.
You're right not to doubt they tag team. The movie theaters keep about half and give the other half to the studio:
Originally posted by banandar123
Oh don't get me wrong, I completely agree that theater prices are usually outrageous. That's not really the movie-maker's fault, though, unless they are tag-teaming with the theater owners (I wouldn't doubt it).
Yes, the ticket prices are too high.
a studio's gross is not the same as the box office gross since theaters normally get about half of the ticket sales. Take Meet Dave as an example: the global box office on the film is about $50 million, leaving the studio with $25 million after it splits with theaters.
The closest single lawsuit in size to the Expendables case targets 15,551 BitTorrent users for downloading a handful of porn flicks with titles such as Big Dick Glory Holes and Spin on My Cock. A judge has not decided whether to authorize subpoenas in that case.
Originally posted by RelentlessLurker
reply to post by Xcathdra
incorrect. stealing your intellectual property rights would be me selling your music, or claiming that i wrote it as my own.
you must find a new word for this illegality. i thought duplicating would be suitable, as that is exactly what it is. but if youd like to make up a new word for it be my guest. ive already noted the difference between "it" and stealing.
furthermore, the information that i put on the little circular peice of plastic(disc) does nothing more than tell my electronic gadget what sounds to make and when.
what your proposing would require me to pay a nickel to some corporation everytime i decide to pickup my guitar and tell it what sounds to make (and when).
do you realise how ridiculous that sounds?