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(The Raw Story)   Because our prisons aren't nearly full enough, let's make streaming an old episode of Friends a felony   (rawstory.com) divider line 28
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2013-08-07 04:59:32 PM  
7 votes:
Could this BE any more stupid?
2013-08-07 10:47:29 PM  
4 votes:

machoprogrammer: tenpoundsofcheese: Smelly McUgly: tenpoundsofcheese: Thanks Obama.
This is NOT the CHANGE we were HOPING for.

I always wondered what happens when a conservative shill has to choose between bashing Obama and promoting incarceration for non-violent crimes and the unalienable rights of corporations.

Interesting. It seems the shill decides that bashing Obama is more important. Of course, this could be an outlier. Let's see what other shills have to say in this thread.

Well, I always wondered what happens when people think that a person is a conservative.
Or that they are a shill.

I also always wondered why people like yourself make up things like saying that this is about incarceration.  Not all felonies result in incarceration.  Tax fraud is a felony and yet Rangel was never incarcerated.   Clinton's perjury is a felony and yet he was never incarcerated.

On this tab, the Fark Democrat Brigade will defend Obama and anyone with a D after their name at any cost, and any criticism of anything related to anyone with a D after their name HAS to be by a conservative. You are lucky you actually got that response, instead of the usual "BOTH SIDES ARE BAD SO VOTE REPUBLICANS" that the mouth breathers usually use.


You just told Lance Armstrong "Hey don't worry champ, these dumb trolls will accuse anyone of using steroids!" Stick to the wrestling threads, simpleton.
2013-08-07 08:05:04 PM  
4 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Smelly McUgly: tenpoundsofcheese: Thanks Obama.
This is NOT the CHANGE we were HOPING for.

I always wondered what happens when a conservative shill has to choose between bashing Obama and promoting incarceration for non-violent crimes and the unalienable rights of corporations.

Interesting. It seems the shill decides that bashing Obama is more important. Of course, this could be an outlier. Let's see what other shills have to say in this thread.

Well, I always wondered what happens when people think that a person is a conservative.
Or that they are a shill.

I also always wondered why people like yourself make up things like saying that this is about incarceration.  Not all felonies result in incarceration.  Tax fraud is a felony and yet Rangel was never incarcerated.   Clinton's perjury is a felony and yet he was never incarcerated.


I'm sorry, could you stop with the monologue and go find some other shills? Let 'em know I'm running a study and I want to hear their opinions on this riveting question.
2013-08-07 06:24:37 PM  
3 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Thanks Obama.
This is NOT the CHANGE we were HOPING for.


I always wondered what happens when a conservative shill has to choose between bashing Obama and promoting incarceration for non-violent crimes and the unalienable rights of corporations.

Interesting. It seems the shill decides that bashing Obama is more important. Of course, this could be an outlier. Let's see what other shills have to say in this thread.
2013-08-07 04:48:05 PM  
3 votes:
I agree but for different reasons.
2013-08-07 11:53:40 PM  
2 votes:
Wow. An entire Friends thread with no Aniston nipples? Wow.
2013-08-07 07:41:30 PM  
2 votes:

12349876: lacrossestar83: Nice! Now tell me the one about how copyright causes people to not write their own songs, or "kill innovation" or whatever. That's my favorite!

Tons of great art has been created by reimagining and reinterpreting the classics like Dickens and Shakespeare just to name two giants.  You know Disney will continue to fight their asses off to make sure no one can ever do that with Mickey Mouse.


i734.photobucket.com
2013-08-07 06:47:06 PM  
2 votes:
If it only applied to Friends, I might actually be wholly in favor of this.
2013-08-07 05:04:08 PM  
2 votes:

James!: I agree but for different reasons.


It's a gateway program.  It's well known that people who illegally stream Friends to on to illegally stream NCIS: Los Angeles.
2013-08-08 04:34:37 AM  
1 votes:
Felony streaming?!? Good luck. I'm behind 7 proxies.
2013-08-08 02:45:19 AM  
1 votes:

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Dracolich: I'd be ok with this if there were several key tradeoffs:
1) All Copyrights are null and void if there is not an immediate and advertised way to buy the work on its own
2) All Copyrights are restricted to two years without the ability for extension for any reason (including treaties)
3) All Copyright claims are null and void if the work is shown to draw from other works

Let's be honest, property is a useful yet artificial concept that takes a lot of work to structure.  Intellectual property is such a great idea that it provides a means to outlaw the very way that our cells reproduce.  In the end, it's only real in our heads and that's why this is frustrating for all sides.

I think just about any film, painting, song, etc can be shown to draw from other works.  It seems like it would be really hard to draw a line in the sand about how much is too much, since it's all so subjective and can be looked at from so many perspectives.


Yeah, great. We're all going to be paying royalties to the putative descendents of Sophocles, Homer and the unknown authors of "The Epic of Gilgamesh".
2013-08-07 11:09:48 PM  
1 votes:

Dwight_Yeast: ZeroCorpse: The Vault is Disney's cheap-ass way of creating a forced "collectible" status on their movies and increasing their value and sales when the do finally release one from The Vault. It's shiatty business, and they keep doing it. They still do that shiat today, and it's still just as annoying to people who have little kids NOW who want to see Disney classics NOW... Not in five or ten years.

To be fair to Disney, it was really just an extension of what they'd been doing in releasing their movies theatrically for decades.  It started because Snow White was a huge hit, so they put it back into the theaters a couple years after it was originally released (as was done with Gone with the Wind and a couple other movies).  Bambi, Dumbo and Fantasia actually bombed when first released, so their rereleases were an attempt to recoup.

When I was a kid, Disney animated films got a run in the theaters every couple of years for each new group of kids.  I saw Song of the South in 1982, which was its next-to-last re-release (the last one was in 1986)

On the up-side, Amazon and eBay and tons of DVDs circulating mean that its easy enough to get any Disney film you want cheap (save SotS, which hasn't had a video release here in the States).



I bought Song of the South at Harrod's in London ~2000.  Then I ripped it and burned it to DVD.  Lots of people now have copies.
2013-08-07 11:04:47 PM  
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Could this BE any more stupid?


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2013-08-07 10:54:08 PM  
1 votes:

ilambiquated: I think watching American TV should be a felony. The punishment would be a frontal lobotomy. It wouldn't actually harm the perp because his brain would be farked anyway. But it would allow him to cut calories by not feeding a useless organ.


that's why they call it The Boob Tube
2013-08-07 10:23:45 PM  
1 votes:
floridasolicitor.files.wordpress.com

Well it has precedent since the illegal copying of VHS has been a felony for over 30 years and illegally downloading or streaming a movie is essentially the same thing.
2013-08-07 09:46:33 PM  
1 votes:

jim32rr: MaudlinMutantMollusk: //not that it couldn't be worse

There's still time


Be fair, the only way it could get worse at this point is by an act of Congress.

And if there's one thing Congress ain't gonna do, it's act.
2013-08-07 08:07:26 PM  
1 votes:
It's a moo point.

/it's like a cow's opinion.
//it doesn't matter.
/// it's moo
2013-08-07 08:00:43 PM  
1 votes:

lacrossestar83: Nice! Now tell me the one about how copyright causes people to not write their own songs, or "kill innovation" or whatever. That's my favorite!


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Nobody will ever be able to do this with, say, The Grapes of Wrath, thanks to the magic of perpetual copyright.
2013-08-07 07:59:07 PM  
1 votes:

jjorsett: Well, it had better be federal prison. California's are so crowded that we're releasing 10,000 dangerous prisoners back into the communities. Not much chance that we're going to take up space with some guy who's just causing some Hollywood copyright holder to not receive the price of his morning Starbuck's half-caf mocha frappuccino.


EVERYTHING is dangerous to you and the rest of of the conservative bedwetting brigade. Boo! Muslims!

/Now go change your underwear.
2013-08-07 07:40:24 PM  
1 votes:
Any streaming, copying, downloading, uploading, analogue and digital distribution, and broadcasting of "Friends" should be punishable with the strictest penalties available to our justice system.
2013-08-07 07:04:52 PM  
1 votes:

DanZero: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 259x194]
It's not so much prison as it is fines, subby


And, correct me if I'm wrong, a criminal record that follows the "felon" to the grave, preventing him or her from getting a job, certain utilities, student loans, travel opportunities, etc.  A bit much for watching a super low res stream of the last UFC card, I think.
2013-08-07 06:57:17 PM  
1 votes:

lacrossestar83: Nice! Now tell me the one about how copyright causes people to not write their own songs, or "kill innovation" or whatever. That's my favorite!


Want to know why the upcoming movie with Oprah is called "Lee Daniel's The Butler"?  Because a movie of the same title from 1916 (that's right, NINETEEN SIXTEEN) kept them from using it.
2013-08-07 06:52:33 PM  
1 votes:
Streaming "Friends" shouldn't be a felony.

People need to know first-hand how vapid and hopeless the 1990s were.
2013-08-07 06:24:24 PM  
1 votes:
It's a pretty slick way to keep the young and tech-savvy off the voting rolls forever.
2013-08-07 06:20:50 PM  
1 votes:

you are a puppet: So you're not sentenced to a day, a week, a month, or even a year?

/Because felonies are punishable by over a year imprisonment, heh heh


When you get out...

I'll be there for you.
2013-08-07 06:05:37 PM  
1 votes:
So you're not sentenced to a day, a week, a month, or even a year?

/Because felonies are punishable by over a year imprisonment, heh heh
2013-08-07 06:00:30 PM  
1 votes:
Oh great, another "all copyright is bad" thread
2013-08-07 06:00:17 PM  
1 votes:

DanZero: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 259x194]
It's not so much prison as it is fines, subby


I wonder if the proposed fines will be more or less, proportionally-speaking, than any fines that the SEC gives banks for, say, convincing the ratings agencies to improperly rate shiatty mortgage bonds as Triple A.
 
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