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(Freezenet)   Industry organizations in Canada: Hey guys, great you want to fight spam and all, but what we really want to do is to covertly install spyware on everyone's computers to keep the major record labels happy   (freezenet.ca) divider line 22
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2013-02-07 10:20:01 AM
Maybe the record labels should find some artists that aren't:

A) a gimmick, like Nicki Minaj. I can't even look at her! It's like they took a seal and put a wig on it.

B) no talent 17 year olds.

C) Antares Autotune.

/I still buy CDs because you never know when your provider will fark you over.
 
2013-02-07 11:18:02 AM
It amazes me that people still pirate music in a day when you can get Spotify for what, $10 a month?

Then again, people are pirating House of Cards even though Netflix is only $8 a month and pirate all kinds of stuff that's free on Hulu.
 
2013-02-07 11:28:08 AM
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meanmutton: It amazes me that people still pirate music in a day when you can get Spotify for what, $10 a month?

Then again, people are pirating House of Cards even though Netflix is only $8 a month and pirate all kinds of stuff that's free on Hulu.


You can't get Hulu in Canada. Or Spotify.

And Netflix Canada has about 1/3 of what Netflix US has.

BUT AT LEAST WE'RE PRESERVING OUR DISTINCT CULTURE BY PLAYING NICKELBACK SONGS ON THE RADIO!!!
 
2013-02-07 11:29:02 AM

MadSkillz: Maybe the record labels should find some artists that aren't:

A) a gimmick, like Nicki Minaj. I can't even look at her! It's like they took a seal and put a wig on it.

B) no talent 17 year olds.

C) Antares Autotune.

/I still buy CDs because you never know when your provider will fark you over.


What's the point of robbery when nothing is worth taking? It's kind of tough to tell a scruff the big mistake he's making.
 
2013-02-07 11:32:08 AM
FTA: "The move even sparked objections from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)"

Subby fails.
 
2013-02-07 11:36:20 AM
Holy fark, someone give that blogger a spellchecker.
 
2013-02-07 11:41:30 AM
The Voice of Doom
Holy fark, someone give that blogger a spellchecker.

Or rather, make him read his stuff again:

"some might argue that this seems kind of activity is more theory"
 
2013-02-07 12:02:04 PM

The Voice of Doom: Holy fark, someone give that blogger a spellchecker.


And make him take a breath every so often. ". . . could be interpreted as, say, someone downloading a copyrighted song on an unauthorized network to someone accessing a website that a corporation things could be used to download a copyrighted work to accessing a website with an application that could be used to view an unauthorized copy of a copyrighted work."

Maybe a couple of commas would help? Who cares, it's nap time now. Such urgency, you can't stay at that level for very long without busting your mainspring.
 
Xai
2013-02-07 12:26:06 PM
I wonder if you can get a camera in the womens bathroom to constitute spyware?
 
2013-02-07 12:42:13 PM
Didn't read the article but this is from a few years ago where one of the omnibus bills(bills full of pork pork pork in the U.S.) wanted to legalize spyware in order to make everyones computer a dirty farking snitch.
It would reside deep down like a rootkit and make sure all your music/movies are paid for and then upload the results to the copyright maffiaa for approval.

/Sony/BMG had spywares on their music CDs around 2005.
//A .exe on the music disc that installed spyware on peoples computers that allowed autorun of .exe
///The canadian politicians(heritage minister is one of them) that are employed by the copyright maffiaaa want to make the RIAA happy no matter how many laws they violate in doing so(freedom of communication, right of privacy).

Canadas copyright maffiaaa was sued by artists for $8 billion worth of 'new mix cds'(take published music and make a new compilation for profit without paying the artists). The agents representing the artists settled for $50 million without any real trial.

the bill would of made anti-spyware and anti-malware and anti-virus illegal.
 
2013-02-07 12:43:57 PM
holy spellchecker/grammar/punctuation batman
 
2013-02-07 02:26:57 PM
Subby, your blog sucks.  And the logo/banner thing with the blog name is farking stupid.  MSPAINT is not the way to make a banner, son.  All that site is missing is some animated gifs of dancing baby and sirens.  Throw in a webring banner and you're all set for 1998.
 
2013-02-07 02:53:02 PM
HatMadeOfAss
Subby, your blog sucks. And the logo/banner thing with the blog name is farking stupid.


I like that it's a 400+ kb PNG that looks like it's a 25kb GIF and could be replaced by a bit of CSS.
Given the amount of clicks, that logo alone has caused about half a GB of traffic today.
 
2013-02-07 03:52:22 PM
 
2013-02-07 04:06:19 PM
"Michael Geist, a very well known Canadian law professor who's analysis of Canadian issues has..."

forum.sportsmogul.com
 
2013-02-07 04:34:29 PM

sheep snorter: Didn't read the article but this is from a few years ago where one of the omnibus bills(bills full of pork pork pork in the U.S.) wanted to legalize spyware in order to make everyones computer a dirty farking snitch.


Shouldn't that be unconstitutional (4th amendment) in the U.S?

I despise digital pirates in general, but that would no different than going door to door searching people's houses for illegal goods without reasonable suspicion.
 
2013-02-07 05:56:09 PM

The Voice of Doom: The Voice of Doom
Holy fark, someone give that blogger a spellchecker.

Or rather, make him read his stuff again:

"some might argue that this seems kind of activity is more theory"


Reminds me of "Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?".
 
2013-02-07 06:11:44 PM

meanmutton: It amazes me that people still pirate music in a day when you can get Spotify for what, $10 a month?

Then again, people are pirating House of Cards even though Netflix is only $8 a month and pirate all kinds of stuff that's free on Hulu.


Does spotify have really obscure bands from the early 70s? Like dust, cactus, weed, aardvark, spooky tooth, help, leaf hound, lucifers friend, captain beyond, are you even listening anymore?
 
2013-02-07 06:41:28 PM

ltdanman44: holy spellchecker/grammar/punctuation batman


HatMadeOfAss: Subby, your blog sucks.  And the logo/banner thing with the blog name is farking stupid.  MSPAINT is not the way to make a banner, son.  All that site is missing is some animated gifs of dancing baby and sirens.  Throw in a webring banner and you're all set for 1998.


The Voice of Doom: HatMadeOfAss
Subby, your blog sucks. And the logo/banner thing with the blog name is farking stupid.

I like that it's a 400+ kb PNG that looks like it's a 25kb GIF and could be replaced by a bit of CSS.
Given the amount of clicks, that logo alone has caused about half a GB of traffic today.


From the updated version of TFA:

"Welcome Grammar Nazis, jokesters, snarky and other people of Fark, we hope you enjoy your stay and don't razz us too hard. :)"
 
2013-02-07 06:42:37 PM

ClavellBCMI: ltdanman44: holy spellchecker/grammar/punctuation batman

HatMadeOfAss: Subby, your blog sucks.  And the logo/banner thing with the blog name is farking stupid.  MSPAINT is not the way to make a banner, son.  All that site is missing is some animated gifs of dancing baby and sirens.  Throw in a webring banner and you're all set for 1998.

The Voice of Doom: HatMadeOfAss
Subby, your blog sucks. And the logo/banner thing with the blog name is farking stupid.

I like that it's a 400+ kb PNG that looks like it's a 25kb GIF and could be replaced by a bit of CSS.
Given the amount of clicks, that logo alone has caused about half a GB of traffic today.

From the updated version of TFA:

"Welcome Grammar Nazis, jokesters, snarky and other people of Fark, we hope you enjoy your stay and don't razz us too hard. :)"


And the bolding of the text is also from TFA.
 
2013-02-07 07:23:25 PM

ModernLuddite: In Cmeanmutton: It amazes me that people still pirate music in a day when you can get Spotify for what, $10 a month?

Then again, people are pirating House of Cards even though Netflix is only $8 a month and pirate all kinds of stuff that's free on Hulu.

You can't get Hulu in Canada. Or Spotify.

And Netflix Canada has about 1/3 of what Netflix US has.

BUT AT LEAST WE'RE PRESERVING OUR DISTINCT CULTURE BY PLAYING NICKELBACK SONGS ON THE RADIO!!!


You can mess with the settings on netflix to get the American version apparently. My beef is that we still can't use hulu here yet. Japan has it now so hopefully it won't be long
 
2013-02-07 07:57:40 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: sheep snorter: Didn't read the article but this is from a few years ago where one of the omnibus bills(bills full of pork pork pork in the U.S.) wanted to legalize spyware in order to make everyones computer a dirty farking snitch.

Shouldn't that be unconstitutional (4th amendment) in the U.S?

I despise digital pirates in general, but that would no different than going door to door searching people's houses for illegal goods without reasonable suspicion.


You know perfectly well that the consent to the spyware would be buried in a EULA somewhere that no one read, but agreed to anyway.  It's more akin to knocking on everyone's door and asking if they want a contraband-detecting camera that comes with a free pizza and them going, "DO I?!"

It's a terrible idea, but it's not the same thing.
 
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