It's no secret that the RIAA is unusually tenacious in being the leader in over the top corporation VS consumer attacks. My question is, are there any musicians, actors, movie producers, or script writers who are going hungry because their profession is no longer profitable? Making a living is making a living. Is there any reason why a media profession should pay more than a non media profession?
Obviously, Doctors should be the highest paid people in the working world. The people who actually save lives SHOULD make the most money, as they preform the most essential service to humanity.
Really, the only reason the RIAA is concerned with media pirates is because there is a fortune to be made by fighting them sucessfully.
I'm sure we all think that athletes, movie stars, and muscicians are over paid. And for a long time, there was nothing we could do about it. Until now.
Downloading media will eventually serve as the great equalizer to the greedy and overpaid unessentials.
But only if people are tenacious at it.
For years, I have wanted a way to punch Tom cruise in the face, take a shite on Britney Spears, and disembowel the head of every major record lable. And now, I can, by taking what they sell, and giving it away for free to anyone who asks.
To the RIAA, downloaders and pirates aren't exactly the leaders of society. (How many times has the RIAA's website been hacked?) If you plan on staying healthy and sane, I suggest you stop shoving feces down our throats.
500million teenie boppers may have been manipulated into buying meaningless music. And there used to be nothing I could do about that. But if I give that shite for free, I contribute to the war against the media garbage.
As this rant comes to a close, I say to all of you, DOWNLOAD! DEAR GOD, DOWNLOAD!!!
Get bitcomet, go to torrentspy.com, and DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD!
And of you don't, here's an idea of what I got FOR FREE last MONTH:
PC games: The Sims 2, Sid Meyer's Pirates, Manhunt, Silent Hill 4, EV Nova, and sim city 4.
Movies: Batman Begins, Oceans's 11 and 12, The Family Guy Movie, The Incredibles, Texas Chainsaw masicre and countless anime movies.
Music: Every weird al album ever made, all the Matrix soundtracks, All the tortoise albums, and countless soundtracks.
TV episodes: Countless episodes of simpsons, futurama, family guy ect.
Free folks. Free. And easy as hell. if you can download a program, type a word into a search bar, and click on a link, you too can have all the media you desire for none of the cost.
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I agree %90 INSIGHT.
I have about 300-400 DVD's and VCD's. Mostly copies but I buy the classics.
I like to reward video game makers if they have produced a tight production and I will buy. Though to be honest there's been nothing worth playing in my eyes for sometime.
I have only just found the wonders of Bit Torrent and luuuuuuuuv the documentaries that abound.
I have a couple of thousand MP3's most of which are shit and I dont even know why i've kept them. The musicians can "earn" their money touring. This will give them less idle time to snort coke and gang bang groupies in their hotel rooms.
The mega corporations have tried to corner the music/culture market with their white bread shit and have paid the price...just like the movie makers. May they rot in hell. Just as the printing press freed up the world so long ago...so the internet and access to the multi media 'mediums' will usher in a knew era of freedom and democracy.
Of course they wont be sitting idly by. Gates, with his new "Longhorn" version of Windows (now what is with that name?) will make it virtually impossible to violate copyright...assuming some 12 year old in Norway does'nt crack it in 5-10 minutes of it being released. Point is, %70-%80 of the computer market will be covered anyway leaving only the hard core copiers such as ourselves who can be bothered.
Then of course O.S's like Linux will get a HUGE boost and this may backfire on Gates as people decide to pull the plug on Microsoft and bite the bullet with a Linux O.S...permenantly.
However, they have this covered as well because as the crackdown continues they intend to tie in "Criminal Confiscation Laws" with "Anti-terror laws" and consider copyright violation as terrorism and then simply take your house and contents.
This will be enough to scare most into submission.
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**I like to reward video game makers if they have produced a tight production and I will buy.**
Same here. I'd be lying if I said I didn't own hundereds of games that i actually paid for, as well as many classic DVDs.
**Of course they wont be sitting idly by. Gateswith his new "Longhorn" version of Windows (now what is with that name?) will make it virtually impossible to violate copyright...assuming some 12 year old in Norway does'nt crack it in 5-10 minutes of it being released. Point is, %70-%80 of the computer market will be covered anyway leaving only the hard core copiers such as ourselves who can be bothered.**
Tell me more about this security feature of windows.
And I might add, my best friend is a pretty hard core programmer. His philosophy concerning computers became his motto for questionable internet activities, which is "There's always a weakness, there's always a way around."
You see, the thing that's great about computers is that they are never 100% secure. Everything can be cracked.
***However, they have this covered as well because as the crackdown continues they intend to tie in "Criminal Confiscation Laws" with "Anti-terror laws" and consider copyright violation as terrorism and then simply take your house and contents.***
Now, that is one thing that is disconcerning. You know, with the patriot acts, any controlled substance is considered a weapon of mass destruction. That can mean a single joint. And any one caught with a weapon of mass destruction can be secretly kidnapped and executed. It's scary, but it's true. And the american public are too concerned with war in other countires to realize what's happening at home. I could see them deciding that copyrighted material is a controlled "substance".
**This will be enough to scare most into submission.**
year, fear is the name of the game these days. The thing is, fear only controls the stupid. As individuals, man is brilliant. En Masse, humans are stupid.
You see, part of the game is making the crap available to the people who buy crap. I reccommed you take all that garbage music you have, and stick it up on a file sharing network. We might as well be screwing over the people who make the crap.
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I disagree that doctors should be paid the most...unless it's on success.
I think that teachers should be paid the most (once again on success), as without the foundation that they provide, not much else is possible. Given their shit pay, and low entry requirements, my Mum (about to retire) has seen 6 years olds correcting new teachers on spelling (and be correct).
Pirating is funny.
The Genres of music that I like isn't mainstream, and there's a lot of crap out there.
Typically, I pay a 20% plus premium, and have to buy off the catalogue, not the shelf.
To be able to download a sample, before I order has been great, and lead to many more CD sales than I would otherwise buy.
Also, once discovering a band, then you want their back-issues. Most long forgotten, and not manufactured widely. They will make nothing on them, as they won't produce them.
Fixed price, a returns policy, and compulsory production of old stuff, and I'd support downloading bans.
Longhorn And Copyright
Had a brilliant point by point breakdown on what Microsoft were doing but cant find it right now. Will eventually.
This another article...
"Trusted Computing" As Used In Longhorn. A Must Read.
Aha! Found it. GREAT article! A must read.
Here is a an extract...
Re: "Trusted Computing" As Used In Longhorn. A Must Read.
Same with the teachers. Or any other educated professionals.
I don't care if any of them get paid the most...or even at all. Piss on them all. :-x
No one's income should be protected...becaue decent, God-fearing people will always be last on the list anyway.
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