Originally posted by AGWskeptic
Originally posted by SaturnFX
wait...so megaupload itself was giving away copywrited stuff, or simply facilitated the use of their service for users that they chose to use
this is like blaming roads for a bank being robbed because a road was used during the bank robbery.
Pawn shops don't break into peoples houses, but if they sell stolen goods they are still part of the problem.
Guy has the biggest mansion in the country, so I'd say there must be some profit in it.
Bad example. Pawn shops actively sell the product in question
This is closer to something stolen being sold on craigslist..if someone is selling a sterio that they sold, should the corporate hq get arrested?
no..violators should get fined, sure..or at least shut down, but the service itself should not be held liable. It sets up very bad precidence that
can and more than likely will be abused in a decade later once its established...remember, when dealing with law, never give it an ok because you
believe in the spirit of what is is trying to do..it is a technical thing and every loophole will be used for good or bad
Think of it this way, the piracy thing is a guise by corporations to destroy and control all information in a 25 year timeframe..corporations don't
think day to day, they think decade to decade, and every corporations motivation is consolidation of money and power completely...
The average person knows piracy is an issue..hell, the average pirate knows its an issue and often while pirating stuff is also hopeing it goes away,
or at least tones down. I want personally video game companies to make a stupid fortune for putting out a good game so they want to put out another
one soon..and sadly, video game companies putting out a good game simply means their game is pirated far more than normal.
Even though I am very strong on my ideal to give our cash to gaming companies, I will protest against such sweeping laws that destroy services that
are incidently being used...no, the model must change.
and it can change easily
minecraft (some indie game) has it right. ppl can download the vanilla game, but if they want updates, they must get an account (and it must log in),
if they want to mod the game (the game is all about the mods), then a valid login is required before they even work, etc. I know of 3 people whom got
the pirated game, and purchased it the following day because they liked it, but they wanted to customize it.
Some games are already taking note (sort of) by requiring you to be actively logged in to get new and extra items and junk in games..the more they
press this and give a greater game for being logged in, the less someone will pirate the game.
This is just the gaming industry.
One thing that annoyed me about the movie industry is, movies are made and then its hoped they do well...why not instead of that approach, give a tip
based movie...aka, say you need 40m to make this epic movie...well, you put the concept out, suggest who the actors are, the storyline, etc...then a
tip jar and let people donate. when it reaches the required amount, you make the movie and release it...if its a great idea, say a uber action sci-fi
movie with will smith, it may get that amount within a matter of a couple months, if its a crap idea (say Adam Sandler plays the part of a retard in a
nun school), it may never come close to their goal for years
Its a people decide based on tips world..and those willing to tip will have far more entertainment aimed at them (dammit, why do we keep having the
life and times of Sarah Palin sequals!)
As far as music...meh, they are screwed. just get touring..hey, at least you don't have to wash dishes for a living.