Disagree with RIAA? - A criminal!Added: Saturday, February 11th, 2012
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The CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America has concluded that everyone who complained about the entertainment industry’s cunning plan to control the web is a criminal.
Cary Sherman has written in the New York Times that the campaign that was launched against the new copyright bills SOPA and PIPA was unfair. He insisted that Wikipedia and other opponents had fed Internet users with misinformation about what the bills really meant. Those have been claiming that SOPA and PIPA led to online filtering which would have put the United States on a par with such countries as China.
Cary Sherman pointed out that it wasn’t really the case. Perhaps, he means that online filtering in China was effected by the state, and the same would have been about these bills if they were enforced by the entertainment industry. Sherman emphasized that there was actually no difference between what was being touted in Stop Online Piracy Act and what happens when a US court, upon an accurate review of evidence, has ruled something to be unauthorized and when the authorities close down a shop fencing stolen products.
In response, industry observers point out that Sherman seems to be missing the fact that the bills in fact didn’t involve any evidence or courts at all. Indeed, the new legislation says that an individual could lose their online connections simply on the say so of the entertainment industry.
Cary Sherman claimed that although some of the opponents of both bills were undoubtedly worried about the way the legislation would be interpreted, most of them were people who believed that the creative content should be free. He wondered how many of the opposing e-mails were from the same users who had previously attacked the websites of the Department of Justice, the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, and many other outfits supporting anti-piracy laws in revenge to the recent seizure of a cyberlocker giant MegaUpload within the frames of an international digital piracy operation.
Sherman believes and wants everyone else to believe that it was hackers like the worldwide-known group Anonymous who engage in real filtering by stifling the speech of people with whom they disagree.
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Saturday, February 11th, 2012
|The real trouble with this whole copyright issue, is the big coprs. like the cable companies for one. I don't know how many realize that when hulu and a few other came out with free tv and movies, they were paid for by advertizments and. they got these copyrights cheap because Ted Turnner and other felt no real threat by people trying to stream content from the internet. Then when it became popular and software and the speed of the interent changed, they played dirt pool by trying to throttle back the internet in some market and got coaght. Now the cable companies and others are stoping the shows from being aviable on site like hulu for months and now not even finishing a season because of the copyrights being pulled back. These website worked cheap because the rights to the content was cheap. The big insiders in the entertainmet industry didn't see it as a threat and they don't have a stake in the internet now. They would have to completely change the way they produce their product and disabution. They never saw it coming like when the record gave out to cd's they cried fow that you could copy off the radio and copy someones cd for free. It didn't ruin the industry they just had to eventually change with the time.|
|Thats so true john smith old business models don't work adapt and change with the times not only did vynle lose out to tapes and or cd's but soon cd's or albums are going to lose out to digital downloads and so opn why pay 25 USD for a CD when you can download single tracks off of itunes rhapsody for 99 cents a song these cashcow companies keep using old and outdated business models to make money and their only way to keep the cash flowing is sue and cry wolf...|
|To add to my first comment, I don't want to just be a complainer so here I am trying to show a working model, it will need work that I'm sure of, but at least it's a start.|
I read a recent article that stated there are over 100,000,000 million torrent user today around the world. if we use this number, then using the model of paying for what you want instead of paying for the crap the cable and Satellite companies want you to pay for. You could create a Website that would provide legal streaming and downloads, by paying a small fee or choosing to watch commercials. Lets run the number say 100,000,000 people 5 dollars a month, the same that ET wants a month, would generate 500,000,000.00 million a month and a staggering 6,000,000,000.00 billion a year. that would go only to the people that deserved it. you would pay the copyright holders per-view.
This would lead to a dramatic lowering of illegal downloading. because most of the people would pay if it if it was one, affordable and two, able to get the content legally. Like I said before the industry model has to change.
No one wants to go to the movies and pay over 100 dollar to go on a date and listen to the loudmouth next to them. Most people have better equipment at home then their local theaters. I for one have a movie room and it is state of the art.
Now if there were somewhere I could get the latest download of the shows I like to watch in one place and only had to pay 5 dollars a month or choose to watch commercial I think, I know I would do it.
|posted by (2012-02-11 20:23:28)|
|John Smith, problem with that idea is you are cutting those in power from their money revenue.... they won't let it happen and thats who we are fighting with to begin with... There is an industry label in Denmark already giving away free digital copys of music from artist who have signed with them... Their model is that artist make more off of merchendising (t-shirts, toys, etc) as well as their concerts... They only make $23 per $1000 off of CD's sold.... make the music avaiable so that more people will attend shows, they are growing their audience....|
Also, the reason that piracy is so rampant.. and its not so much in the US or Europe is that alot of shows are just not available outside of their broadcast market.. Ever been to Russia or India and try to flip on the TV to watch Vampire Diaries, or be fighting a war in IRAQ and want to go the theater to see the new Avenger's Movie? Or try to live on $25 a month Salary in the Sudan then be told the movie "The Hurt Locker" is $10.95 to go see.... or that your new copy of Windows 7 is gonna cost you $123 in Madagascar?
There is a world-wide market for GOOD Movies, Tv Shows and Software... But Hollywood wants to make money on Quanity not Quality... why? because it guarentees their profit margin... They know they will make $x off ALL Films Good or Bad and prefer it that way... Its too hard for them to predict or battle to get that next Avatar or Titanic...
BTW- check this http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/?view2=mpaa&chart=byyear&yr=2011&view=releasedate&p=.htm
Your figures are alittle off of what the MPAA made last year, which was $10 BILLION... and thats just Box Office for 2011, not including Dvd's and merchendising... I can really see how internet Piracy is hurting them.....
|riaa is full of crap, riaa just trying to get people to side with them, anonymous stands up for the people against those big corporations that think they can run us all. good points in all of the top 4 comments also|
|posted by (2012-02-11 21:55:28)|
|good points in all of the top 5 comments|
|posted by (2012-02-11 22:40:20)|
|Viva La Anonymous.|
|posted by (2012-02-12 02:32:31)|
|I think whoever agree with RIAA or MPAA is criminal|
|Thanks for the kind feedback slimnickster and brynn217,|
Brynn217 that kind of the point, maybe if we pay for only what we want and not what they think we need. Example- cable gives you 100 basic tv stations for a low price. but you only watch a 4 and they know that the other popular channels are the next tier up and you have to pay to get another 50 to 100 channels and you only want 3 or 4 more. Why should we pay for all those channels when we don't watch them. Not to mention what you said about areas that you can't even get the stuff you want even if you wanted to pay. The internet is hear and its change the way we watch tv and listen to music.
I just read the new March issue of Popular Science and they are going to connect wi-fi everywhere page 22 with 802.11u super wi-fi. The FCC is testing this using a 4 watt transmitter will give a 40 square mile hotspot in the cities and even greater rage in rural areas. That means we will have wi-fi where ever we go with no interruptions in service and faster streaming and downloads then is possible right now. That will be the game changer right there and the FCC is on board.
By not paying the people in power, they won't have the money to bribe the politician anymore.
If we let the the entertainment industry police themselves we will be giving up our basic rights to choose. We as a Country will have lost our civil rights.
Everybody voice your opinion before its to late!!!
|+1 for 8|
|Im new here friends. Them People Love the control Power and all. Do not pay your taxes. No Tax money from regular joes like everyone, no fat wallets up the feds. Sit at home buy dry good food get soveirgn land. constitution. Whis is enough i joined to be with the people that actually care for earth freedom and love.|
In the end They know This is wrong to do it to any creature we are not catalogued products, or widgets or executables. WE ARE THE PROUD HUMAN RACE
"Down With Empires".-Mumia Abu Jamal
"We the People, By The People, For The People.-Aaron Russo
|Like many people whom he wishes to criminalize, I recognize and acknowledge truth when I see it not lies. He can talk about criminalizing whoever he likes, but the real intent of SOPA,PIPA and ACTA is to criminalize the masses, remove privacy from individual internet use, clamp down on free speech and take control the internet, as well as capitalizing financially to the tune of billions of extra dollars in revenue. It's Cary Sherman and the RIAA who speak with forked tongues and tell LIE after LIE! Shame LIARS like them can't be locked up for all of their vicious untruths and blatant LIES!|
|Forgot to add RIAA = LYING B*****ds!||
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