1080p:SepticSceptic:1080p: Interesting site note,
"Even though the industry might have convinced consumers that it caved in when it allowed the sale of unprotected MP3, it didn?t. MP3s aren?t of equal audio quality to CDs, but they?re priced similarly."
You're actually being ripped off by iTunes. Enjoy.
Try selling a legally purchased MP3 album, .....? vs a shiny CD .... roughly the same price ... you can re-sell a purchased CD, but can't re-sell purchased MP3's ( or whatever digital format ,,,)
I'm not sure what you're trying to say here...
Also, extending copyright periods is insane. There should be a maximum ten year limit on copyright unless significant profitability can be proven to exist beyond that. I can't think of any film, television, software or books which are still making their authors and publishers massive amounts of revenue ten years after their publish date.
My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government
Brendan: For those who support this law - are you now starting to feel betrayed now that it has become clear just how the Government were paid off to pass it, and knowing the voter doesn't want it then had to sneak it in by using the misery of Christchurch?
...The company has a contracted service which, as part of its arsenal, acts as a seed for this particular content. The person receives data from this seed and the company is notified of content being illegally downloaded by the person. ...
tdgeek:I do not agree with the Act, but I do agree with the principle. I believe copyright has a place, and the thread I would like to see is a constructive discussion on how best to achieve the purpose of the Act, i.e. to enforce copyright infringements, and bring changes to the ill effect of massive downloading, and hopefully make online content more viable for the rightsholders to distribute. I'm not really interested in whiners who feel agrieved over how now to do their 300Gb a month.
I'd like to see opinions, legal points, brainstorming.
karit: Seeing MED have the Discussions Document out http://www.med.govt.nz/templates/MultipageDocumentTOC____45923.aspx I hope everyone is going to provide their feedback.
Dratsab: @grolschie: No, they wouldn't be authorising anything. If you left your car in an unlit, deserted carpark overnight, would you be authorising someone to vandalise or steal it? Exactly the same principle applies here. A file part is left in the open to see if someone will steal it, there is no authority, express or implied, for anyone to deal with that file part. ...
Beccara: I thought they didn't seed but infact downloaded so as to confirm you were sharing content you had no right to share?