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Originally posted by mainidh
Some ISP's reject these notices to warn their clients, as it's all huff and bluff legally.
I don't have paytv. I watch free to air. I don't pay for it and I ignore adverts. I'm getting FREE TV shows that someone else made. Shocking revelation, I do the same thing with torrents.
I watch tv shows that our networks otherwise neglect (Im not waiting till 2am or midnight for a new episode of being human, for instance)... despite that new episode being almost a year old.
So, off to eztv I trot, and happily consider what I'm doing no different than if I were to watch it on tv,
Originally posted by mainidh
tivo/pvr it and skip ads.
All the baloney surrounding this is made moot by the fact you can watch a tv show on free tv, because as an end user, I don't pay for it.
In a way, it's kinda like using adblock plus for real life.
As for movies? Well, 99% of the torrents you get are crap cam jobs or r5's with added audio, with foreign subs. I'd rather see a good movie in a theater than put up with that. And I do. But I'm not going to go see every movie that comes out simply because "That's the morally proper thing to do, or else you're a thieving scumbag pirate!" -- I will submit to those who espouse that logic, that some of the studios put out FALSE trailers to entice people to go see a movie... One that shows all the good bits in 30 seconds, when the movie itself is 99% rubbish. Not paying for that. Have done in the past, will do no longer.
I'll check it out, then go see it. I always pay for what I take, as long as it's worth the amount asked. If it's not, the no loss to anyone. Crap does not pay for itself, quality does however.
Music? I don't download music.. why bother, just bung youtube up and search for it, but then, are youtube paying for copyright ? Lol.. no, but, google is master with lawyers out the kazoo, even the RIAA step back.
ISP's sending you infringement notices can be ignored as far as I'm concerned. Unless you're in a country legally bound to such laws. And if you are, why the hell are you not using peerblock or something.
pathooey on the greed mongers.edit on 25-1-2012 by mainidh because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Akaname
I have always Loved this video.
INTERNETS, 18th of January 2012. PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
Over a century ago Thomas Edison got the patent for a device which would "do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear". He called it the Kinetoscope. He was not only amongst the first to record video, he was also the first person to own the copyright to a motion picture.
Because of Edisons patents for the motion pictures it was close to financially impossible to create motion pictures in the North american east coast. The movie studios therefor relocated to California, and founded what we today call Hollywood. The reason was mostly because there was no patent. There was also no copyright to speak of, so the studios could copy old stories and make movies out of them - like Fantasia, one of Disneys biggest hits ever.
So, the whole basis of this industry, that today is screaming about losing control over immaterial rights, is that they circumvented immaterial rights. They copied (or put in their terminology: "stole") other peoples creative works, without paying for it. They did it in order to make a huge profit. Today, they're all successful and most of the studios are on the Fortune 500 list of the richest companies in the world. Congratulations - it's all based on being able to re-use other peoples creative works. And today they hold the rights to what other people create.
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