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15. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 3, 2013, 00:10 Creston
 
Julio wrote on May 2, 2013, 17:58:
I'm up with paying 3.4% more on my current internet bill for free music, ebooks, movies and TV forever. Sure would be a lot less than I spend today.

What on earth gives you the idea that content would become free? Music didn't become free after they put the surcharge on blank cassette tapes, and video content didn't become free after they put a surcharge on blank video cassettes either.

Nothing else would change, they would just charge 3.4%, and continue to charge the same they charge for everything, AND they would still keep complaining how piracy is absolutely killing their business.

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14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 23:57 Prez
 
“Revenge porn” suit targets generic porn sites, Web hosts.

Ladies, how about we make all of this a moot point? Stop letting guys you barely know film/photograph you while you guys do the nasty, mkay?
 
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13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 23:56 Prez
 
Edit: Double post; woopsie.  
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12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 21:58 killer_roach
 
Julio wrote on May 2, 2013, 17:58:
I'm up with paying 3.4% more on my current internet bill for free music, ebooks, movies and TV forever. Sure would be a lot less than I spend today.

Somebody was on the right track earlier when they were talking about how it will invariably be ratcheted up. Once it's "legitimized" in such a fashion, it will simply mean that fewer and fewer retail sales will occur (at which point the content production industry may have written their own death sentence in a commercial sense).
 
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11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 18:04 Julio
 
Not that I agree with posting pictures of your ex without their consent...but people should assume that posing for pics/video means it might end up on the internet.

Google glass will make this even more prevalent.
 
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10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 17:58 Julio
 
I'm up with paying 3.4% more on my current internet bill for free music, ebooks, movies and TV forever. Sure would be a lot less than I spend today.  
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9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 17:57 Frags4Fun
 
CRAP! I did it again. I meant to click edit and must have clicked quote. /sigh  
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8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 17:55 Frags4Fun
 
jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2013, 13:33:
Frags4Fun wrote on May 2, 2013, 13:22:
Edit/Update: Someone needs to make an example of these scumbags. We need a good old fashioned revolt. When will the peasants of the world rise up and put a stop to all these taxes? I'm so sick of this crap. It's getting worse and worse by the day.

Really? We have taxes are lower than they've ever been, and we live in the safest time in the history of the world, and you want to throw that all out for armed rebellion because of some silly tax? Wouldn't it be better to just start a PAC and get it removed through the system? You've got millions of compatriots who think like you, so start organizing!

I'm not sure where you live, but I live in NY and taxes certainly aren't the lowest that they have ever been.

I didn't say anything about armed rebellion either. People can revolt peacefully by refusing to pay or by cancelling their accounts (if this gets passed) or just don't buy the media to begin with. To rebel doesn't always mean violence. It's simple if everyone joins in on it. People can be made an example of without violence by hitting them where it hurts the most, their wallets. The old ways of going to war are flawed on so many levels that I won't bother getting into them. If someone were to resort to violence, I wouldn't feel bad for these leeches.

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7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 17:48 Asmo
 
Cutter wrote on May 2, 2013, 16:42:
I just think this work once get rewarded forever compensation scheme is insane. Imagine if everyone worked that way. Want to enter your house? Gotta pay the door manufacturer and the guy who installed. Sit down on the couch and watch some TV? Gotta pay them too. It's effing ridiculous. When I was younger I had a HUGE collection of records and tapes which is why I feel it's perfectly fine to DL the MP3s of all those albums I already paid for. Same with TV shows, seeing as I have zero choice in cable providers and no choice in the channels I want then I have zero problem with watching stuff online from channels I don't have because they can easily swap them for the many I don't want.


Not that I ever really cared that much but I had a similar self justification for my piracy in the 90's living in Australia.

At the time, with the dollar being low, we were paying 89.99 AUD for a game that would be about 45USD. Usually months after it was released in the US. And of course being younger I had less disposable income.

The big change for me was ease of access. Steam and other online providers gave me a place where I could get game at a (sometimes) reasonable price.

Now my steam collection is over 340 games and I haven't pirated in years because it's just easier to buy legit than it is to fuck around downloading and cracking.

Ease of access is the biggest factor for me as my disposable income is now substantial enough to let me pretty much get what I want. I think ease of access and reasonable pricing would make a far greater inroad in to reducing piracy then any of the other bullshit mooted by the usual suspects...
 
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6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 16:42 Cutter
 
I just think this work once get rewarded forever compensation scheme is insane. Imagine if everyone worked that way. Want to enter your house? Gotta pay the door manufacturer and the guy who installed. Sit down on the couch and watch some TV? Gotta pay them too. It's effing ridiculous. When I was younger I had a HUGE collection of records and tapes which is why I feel it's perfectly fine to DL the MP3s of all those albums I already paid for. Same with TV shows, seeing as I have zero choice in cable providers and no choice in the channels I want then I have zero problem with watching stuff online from channels I don't have because they can easily swap them for the many I don't want.

 
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5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 13:33 jdreyer
 
Frags4Fun wrote on May 2, 2013, 13:22:
Edit/Update: Someone needs to make an example of these scumbags. We need a good old fashioned revolt. When will the peasants of the world rise up and put a stop to all these taxes? I'm so sick of this crap. It's getting worse and worse by the day.

Really? We have taxes are lower than they've ever been, and we live in the safest time in the history of the world, and you want to throw that all out for armed rebellion because of some silly tax? Wouldn't it be better to just start a PAC and get it removed through the system? You've got millions of compatriots who think like you, so start organizing!
 
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4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 13:29 Frags4Fun
 
Double post. Frustrated and I don't even live anywhere near Belgium.  
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3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 13:22 Frags4Fun
 
Sure, pay the 3.4% to those greedy whores and just pirate every damned thing and never buy another song, e-book, audiobook or movie again. Of course, once they get the 3.4%, they'll bump it up to a higher percentage every year. To me, this would be a foot in the door strategy and another excuse to tax the slaves, er, I mean citizens. I'm so sick of these pigs. Apparently everyone is guilty of pirating.

Edit/Update: Someone needs to make an example of these scumbags. We need a good old fashioned revolt. When will the peasants of the world rise up and put a stop to all these taxes? I'm so sick of this crap. It's getting worse and worse by the day.

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2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 13:04 Cutter
 
It's why I pirate some media seeing as I'm paying for it anyway. Actually, seeing as I am paying for it then technically I'm not pirating it am I?

 
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1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2013, 10:59 Creston
 
So, sabam, if you get 3.4% of every Belgian's internet bill, are you then going to stop fucking whining about piracy?

Giggle

What a bunch of fucking toolbags these organizations are.

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