If it came down to that I would cancel cable and download all the show's and movie's off the internet! Posted by E Nonymous
I would agree, however, they are starting to bust people for just that, and by the letter of the law, you can go to jail for it
As I stated, this is all started by the greedy media monopolies (yes, I am lumping the Turnerite forceadvertisers in this thread in with the RIAA
nazis) who have ignored technology for the last 50 years for the most part, and when technology starts to be a bit more clever than thier marketing
plans, they get nervous.
When P2P started, no one cared. It was a technology demonstrator by a bunch of college kids who started sharing what is most important to college
kids, music. Media ignored it, until these same college kids grew up into the new generation of computer programmers and developers, and realized that
they were building the new generation of technology while media was still stuck a couple generations back. So these guys bit Media in the a$$.
Then the economy went in the crapper. When that happens, sales go down, and people dont pay for luxury items (which is exactly what movies and music
are). However, between the crappy economy and massive financial and administrative mismanagement by media themselves, they started loosing money.
Rather than A, admit they dont know how to run a company and fix the situation, and B, adjust and adapt to the new technology, they decided to go nuts
and try to sue people.
Then they went running to the legistlators with big dollars, and basically bought a couple of laws that has nothing to do with justice or protecting
investments, but everything to do with suppressing technology, freedom of speech, and freedom of choice.
I stated that medias favorite wet dream is to make the play button the "pay" button. I honestly forsee the day when you have to pay to watch (one
time only! Your not allowed to record it!) each individual TV show, and STILL have advertising shoved down our throats every 2 minutes!