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posted on Apr, 11 2003 @ 08:33 PM

If it came down to that I would cancel cable and download all the show's and movie's off the internet!

posted on Apr, 11 2003 @ 09:38 PM
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!

posted on Apr, 13 2003 @ 11:38 AM
Pfffttt ... they're making everything illegal now.

posted on Apr, 13 2003 @ 11:44 AM
Just throw you TV sets out of the windows, it's a lot of fun !

posted on Apr, 13 2003 @ 02:30 PM

Just throw you TV sets out of the windows, it's a lot of fun !

I cant I just bought a brand new one. Hmm but I can beat the crap out of the old one. Let me get my baseball bat.!!

[Edited on 13-4-2003 by Ocelot]

posted on Apr, 13 2003 @ 04:12 PM
That is so absurd...just for that being said i will never watch another commercial again

posted on Apr, 13 2003 @ 04:28 PM
And everyone needs to get something clear, when you pay for cable TV, you're not paying for content, you're paying for a delivery system. Posted by William

If that is true, as high speed digital cable systems expand and are more common, shouldnt the prices be going down?

Why then do my rates keep going up?

Can we say *shafting the captive customers*?

posted on Apr, 16 2003 @ 01:42 AM
You would think that a CEO of a major company would be a cut above
the general population. However, sometimes they say something so stupid
that you wonder what kind of bozos run this country. Most advertising
is time sensitive. The model, price, or sale will not be available after
a period of time. It would kind of like the ads in the old magazines you.
keep around. I had a friend who ran a mail order business (hobby stuff).
He did a lot of advertising in the hobby magazines. Every once in a while
he would get an order for something that he had advertised months ago.
The quy doing the ordering usually got irate when my friend sent the money
back because the item was no longer available.

Ted misses the point of advertising. Advertising is supposed to sell product
or improve coporate image. If it don't work the first time you see the ad,
will it work the second or third or fourth or fifth or sixth (ad infinitem)?
Why do advertisers think the ad is more effective if you just keep running
the same ad over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over
again. No wonder people change channel, you seen the ad so damn many times it
want to puke. So you are now supposed to record the same ad you have just seen for
the 1000th time? (Maybe our dear politicians might not like this concept -
when you replay your tape, you will be reminded of all the promises they made
prior to the election - remember "no new taxes").

How about insisting on the following stipulations if ads are required to be recorded
1. Any product advertised must be available at the price advertised for the
period that the recorded media may be viewable (maybe like 20 years).
2. No particular ad may be run more than four times during a 24 hour period.
3. After a particular ad has be run for say 200 times, it must be replaced by a
substative different ad.

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