OT: Are you a criminal?

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OT: Are you a criminal?

Post by lnikj » Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:35 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4508158.stm

Woud this make midi transcription software illegal too? (It probably should be, if it isn't already, on quality grounds :) )

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Post by elemental » Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:49 pm

What a load of shit. These people are getting desperate. FFS!!

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Post by Mike Goodwin » Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:51 pm

sigh* lets just ban the internet.

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Post by nolus » Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:18 pm

8O What about palying by ear, Do I need to pay a hearing tax. :?
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Post by clipperer » Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:40 pm

aahahah...... this is killer. those guys will do anything just to feel that they are able to control something...

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Post by xylyx » Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:45 pm

Isn't it wonderful to see these organisations willing to waste fantastic amounts of court time pursuing frivolous lawsuits, which could otherwise be spent trying to deal with real criminals.

I guess that the only way these people will realise the negative impact of their courtroom money-grabbing exercise is if a criminal's trial was postponed because of them and went and broke into their homes whilst they were at court...unlikely, but it would be poetic justice.

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Post by spiderprod » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:37 pm

elemental wrote:What a load of shit. These people are getting desperate. FFS!!
yeah man ,soon people will have to pay royalties to sing in a karaoke bar .

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Post by Jesper » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:32 pm

Or worse, have to pay for simply hearing music.

"*Ping* Hello Mr Anderson this is your intelligent RFID-neuro-implant speaking, you just heard xxxx by xxx. Since your attention level was over the pay-for-listening threshold, 1 EUR was transfered from your account to Sony Music. Thank you for your purchase. Have a nice day."

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Post by Chris J » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:35 pm

spiderprod wrote:
elemental wrote:What a load of shit. These people are getting desperate. FFS!!
yeah man ,soon people will have to pay royalties to sing in a karaoke bar .
well the owner of the place has to. It's up to him to also declare what he's playing, so that people who are actually played gets some money, if they don't it just goes to the biggest names or whatever the system is to redistribute the collected money
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Post by telekom » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:45 pm

Jesper wrote:Or worse, have to pay for simply hearing music.

"*Ping* Hello Mr Anderson this is your intelligent RFID-neuro-implant speaking, you just heard xxxx by xxx. Since your attention level was over the pay-for-listening threshold, 1 EUR was transfered from your account to Sony Music. Thank you for your purchase. Have a nice day."
Well that's the audio porn industry for you. Haven't you realised you should never click on anything with a triple x?

"MPA president Lauren Keiser said he wanted site owners to be jailed."

However, even if you walk into Virgin Records and shoplift a cd, you are unlikely to go to jail...

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Post by defunkt » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:51 pm

privatise the air

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Post by computo » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:04 pm

The Mainstream Music Industry? Desperate?? no....

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Post by suburbanbather » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:10 pm

BIG BROTHER is watching you, you, and you!

Lets party like its 1984! oh wait a min. we'll get sued!

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Post by FaX-01 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:03 am

How much of thsi bullshit is actually benefiting the artists.
Especially when mosed record companies own the publishing rights etc etc too alot of their rostered artists material.
If any of these LAWS actually benefited the artist's directly I wouldn't have a big issue with them.
The reality is they just use the artist as a foil too recoup more and more on their corporate bottom line.
The artist and the end user get screwed each and everytime.
The ratio of money earnt by artist too record company profit is atrocious.
It is infact quite possible to have 1-2 certified platinum album sales and still be in the red as an artist with regards to money owed for marketing / touring expenses / studio time / band fees / video production costs / legal fees etc etc etc ....
Look at TLC for example who still owed the record company close on $500,000 despite a swag of very commercially succesful releases.
And don't get me started on the whole "ponts" scheme and ratio of money per CD sale that goes to the artist before they have too repay all other marketing / promotional and associated debts.
It's such a con it isn't funny
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Post by smutek » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:24 am

telekom wrote:"MPA president Lauren Keiser said he wanted site owners to be jailed."

I think Mr. Lauren Keiser needs to spend some time inside a jail cell for suggesting as much.

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