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(Digital Trends)   RIAA says major ISPs set to turn into copyright police by July, throttling bandwidth and cutting off internet access to customers who are suspected of downloading copyrighted content illegally   (digitaltrends.com) divider line 9
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2012-03-15 11:54:57 PM
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So ... they are watching us right now? In that case:

Hey, assholes!

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2012-03-16 05:34:14 AM
2 votes:
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2012-03-16 06:01:13 AM
1 votes:
I wholeheartedly advocate that if you have access to a government PC, download what you want from that PC and let them cut off the government PC. Should be good for a laugh.
2012-03-16 04:11:51 AM
1 votes:

Three Crooked Squirrels: That doesn't mean you have the right to steal from a poor businessman.


Actually, it really depends on the businessman. if he's a cad who's had every opportunity to improve and somehow refused each time, you're well within your rights to rob him blind George Clooney style 10 years down the road.

And that's where we are now. The artists and the consumers don't want or need the RIAA. They're just botfly larva in our back and now that technology is allowing us to pull them out, they're trying to worm deeper into our precious meat.
2012-03-16 04:03:52 AM
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Mike_LowELL: I like how people think that the RIAA is some soulless corporation that tries to profit at any cost necessary. They are a business. It is their job to profit at any cost necessary.


You've got us there. We should just pack it in and stop saying mean stuff about them. We're hurting their poor little feelings, aren't we?
2012-03-16 03:48:48 AM
1 votes:
I like how people think that the RIAA is some soulless corporation that tries to profit at any cost necessary. They are a business. It is their job to profit at any cost necessary.
2012-03-16 12:40:20 AM
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WhyteRaven74: Three Crooked Squirrels: but the bottom line is that people keep stealing their shiat,

So they need to go after the people doing it. They have the means, they have the lawyers. They need to stop being lazy and expect everyone else to do their work for them. Of course there's the matter that the RIAA doesn't actually represent the people who hold the copyrights. And doesn't actually represent the artists at all.


I don't know about not representing the copyright holders or the artists. Not sure what that is about.

Let me preface this by saying I don't know much about technology. But you say they have the means to go after the violaters. Do they? There are millions and millions of them. Can they really go after all of them? And when they do, they are faced with article after article of "Can you believe they went after a 12 year old girl?" when at the same time, no one would care if the same girl were arrested for stealing a pack of gum.

I do think their tactics are heavy handed, and their math is ridiculous, but people do violate copyright laws on a massive scale on a daily basis. I don't pretend to have the answer. But it doesn't surprise me one bit that ISPs would team up with them. They depend on that content. I imagine they would bend to the content-providers' demands at some point.
2012-03-16 12:21:34 AM
1 votes:
This thread is full of "waaaahh fascist!" Their methods are quite heavy handed, but the bottom line is that people keep stealing their shiat, and technology has made it very easy to do. Stop stealing their shiat. Pay for it if you like it. And if you don't like it, like apparently Winkologist hasn't in 14 years, don't download it. Its a pretty shiatty excuse to say "The music hasn't been good since 1998, so I decided to steal it rather than pay for it. Sure it sucked, but I just had to have it. But you better be damn sure I wasn't going to pay for it!"
2012-03-15 11:58:40 PM
1 votes:
I for one embrace our... oh wait, nevermind
 
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