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From a legal standpoint they have every the right to do that... but it's obvious they aren't really accomplishing anything. In fact, I think they are shooting themselves in the foot. ;)

 

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I personally don't see any difference between taping something from TV and lending it to a friend... which is legal, and taping it from TV and putting it on the internet.

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The same people are also trying to make TiVO illegal because it allows you to fast forward commercials..

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"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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The daft thing is that instead of fooling the sponsors that the commercials still work, they're looking into more insidious ways to do product placement and perhaps even "blip commercials" which would mean a short 5sec commercial at random points every 1 minute or so.

 

 

We're trying our best in Sweden to fight back, recently the guild of directors won a lawsuit against Tv4 that made it an infringement against the "artistic integrity" rights of their works to interrupt any of their films with commercials :D yay!

 

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evil : 289309371261

 

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"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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The daft thing is that instead of fooling the sponsors that the commercials still work, they're looking into more insidious ways to do product placement and perhaps even "blip commercials" which would mean a short 5sec commercial at random points every 1 minute or so.

 

 

We're trying our best in Sweden to fight back, recently the guild of directors won a lawsuit against Tv4 that made it an infringement against the "artistic integrity" rights of their works to interrupt any of their films with commercials :D yay!

 

Scoreboard

 

good : 32

 

evil : 289309371261

 

;)"

The British film industry must be on the wrong side of your vinculum, then: certainly any modern James Bond film would be about 26 sseconds long if you removed the product placements ... :blink:

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I personally don't see any difference between taping something from TV and lending it to a friend... which is legal, and taping it from TV and putting it on the internet.

Well, I read somewhere that if you tape it without the commercials and then lend it, the MPAA will sue your ass and then you will get thrown into the especially built gulag on Venus for the rest of your life.

 

At any rate, this is stupid. Instead of finding ways to cope with the demand for this kind of stuff, they are just pissing everyone off. They are not increasing their profit, they are not protecting the industry, and they are most definitely not encouraging people to respect copyright laws. I mean, with this kind of actions, I feel like downloading stuff just to do what they don't want me to do. So what the hell are they thinking? :)

 

Oh well. Welcome to Lawyer Rampage!

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An other thing with it thats really idiotic is that its illegal for me to download programs I have payed for through my cable subscription. If I record "the daily show" on my HD video and then watch it later, thats fine. If I burn it on DVD and lend it to a friend, thats totally ok. But if I download the same episode , its suddenly illegal even though IVE PAID FOR IT(!)

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Important: as the following sentence contains many naughty words I warn you not to read it under any circumstances; botty, knickers, wee, erogenous zone, psychiatrist, clitoris, stockings, bosom, poetry reading, dentist, fellatio and the department of agriculture.

 

"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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But if I download the same episode , its suddenly illegal even though IVE PAID FOR IT(!)

Right. However, if you use a P2P program to download, you might be allowing others who haven't paid to get it as well, since you can't control who downloads from you.

 

 

The p2p system via which TV shows are distributed isnt illegal, the indexing sites arent illegal, sky+ and tivo arent illegal and this is just  a similar principle to tivo and sky+ so where's the problem? :)

The problem is that you don't hold any licenses over that material. Thus, you are not authorized by the owner of the intellectual property to distribute it in any way.

 

Alas, they do have legal basis to do this. Which doesn't preclude the fact that they are just wasting time and money, and making a lot of people hate them and all they stand for. Damn shame that tarring is considered assault nowadays.

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An other thing with it thats really idiotic is that its illegal for me to download programs I have payed for through my cable subscription. If I record "the daily show" on my HD video and then watch it later, thats fine. If I burn it on DVD and lend it to a friend, thats totally ok. But if I download the same episode , its suddenly illegal even though IVE PAID FOR IT(!)

Downloading the show isn't the problem, it's them uploading to your computer that's the problem.

 

where's the problem? :)

The unauthorized distribution of intellectual property is the illegal part.

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where's the problem? >_<

 

 

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That this man will come to my house and pwn me

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Important: as the following sentence contains many naughty words I warn you not to read it under any circumstances; botty, knickers, wee, erogenous zone, psychiatrist, clitoris, stockings, bosom, poetry reading, dentist, fellatio and the department of agriculture.

 

"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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I think a radical re-structuring is required to prevent a revolution.

 

Micropayments, which would require a new technology: virtual money

 

Virtual Money would be based on encryption of the IP;

the (time-limited) key being given for a fee;

using micro-payments (tiny fractions of pennies).

It needs to be decentralized (no way are you going to have some Ministry of Free Information that oversees every transaction) and automatic.

 

I have no problem paying for someone else's idea, as long as it is reasonable and convenient.

 

Prohibition doesn't work. History proves that.

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