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reply to post by zorgon
But consider this a radio station buys the right to broadcast a song...
For you to hear it you have to buy a radio, but then you listen FOR FREE Then they sold us recorders so we can record a copy of that song...
So why did tape recorders become legal if we are not allowed to copy a song for personal use?
Then came TV and video recorders... same thing you can watch a movie for free, record it and cut the ads and you have a copy
Are video tape recorder illegal?
Is not there sole purpose to record a copy of some artists work?
Today we have the computer and we copy to a hard disk
WHERE is the difference?
Originally posted by Oaktree
We, The People, do not.
Originally posted by ComeFindMe
What's insane? They have taken reasonable measures - regarding body protection etc. Given that the individual inside has a disposition to breaknig the law for their own benefit
Over the years, ASCAP has worked tirelessly to convince Congress and the courts that all songwriters, composers and music publishers are entitled to fair compensation for their copyrighted musical works.
As you know, ASCAP represents the performing right, a large and growing part of your compensation.
Our friends at The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) will be representing the mechanical right interests of songwriters and music publishers in this hearing.
They will be fighting vigorously to protect those mechanical right interests to ensure that musical compositions are compensated fairly.
On the other side of this fight stands the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Digital Media Association (DiMA). 3
Both the RIAA and DiMA have proposed significant reductions in mechanical royalty rates that would be disastrous for songwriters and music publishers.
The RIAA has proposed the outrageous rate of approximately 5 to 5.5 cents per track, and DiMA is proposing even less.
Originally posted by petrus4
I have said it before, and I will say it again.
The only reason why anyone willingly acts as an apologist for fascism, is simply because the individual in question has not yet been a recipient of fascist treatment themselves.
I will hope that for your sake, ComeFindMe, you eventually do have the educational experience of police kicking down your front door, and dragging you away for processing. After you've actually had it happen, your perspective might change, concerning it happening to other people.