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Old 08-21-2009, 08:39 AM   #1
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Exclamation How Canada's proposed new copyright law could affect you



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Big media companies are pushing hard to make more activity illegal and to institute extraordinarily harsh penalties. They want your Internet provider to spy on your private communications to make sure you aren’t sharing anything you shouldn’t. They want to terminate your Internet access on the basis of mere accusations of infringement—with no need to prove you did anything wrong. They want to outlaw DVD players capable of playing legally purchased movies from Asia, Europe, or South America. They would allow teachers to critique popular culture without asking for permission—but then force them to destroy the lesson materials, and ensure that all students’ copies are also destroyed.

This is not hyperbole. In the United States, many of these measures are already a reality. Amazon sells electronic books. It went into customers’ e-book readers and deleted books they had paid for. Copyright law was on Amazon’s side: not because the customers had done anything wrong, but because Amazon manufactured the readers. One of the books? George Orwell’s 1984.

An American woman was recently fined $1.9 million for sharing 24 of her favourite songs on-line. The response of the Department of Justice? That the judgement was not “disproportionate to the offense”. Bankers who have cost the economy trillions receive bonuses, while file-sharers are driven to bankruptcy.


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Old 08-21-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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because poor people like us cant afford to fight them in the court, therefore the convictions are almost 100% guaranteed.

1 person cant change these rules, it takes the whole country / nation to bring down any large corporation to the ground by for example: boycoting their product.

SONY is one of the biggest when it comes to anti-piracy. if people around the world would stop buying all kinds of sony products, stopped purchasing sony pictures movies , bluray etc ... SONY would quickly change their mind and shut up

the power to change lies in people's hands, most people are too scared or too arrogant to use it ...
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:03 PM   #3
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Internets people will still invent new ways around that... Not a biggie.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:08 PM   #4
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^^^ that is not the point
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:23 PM   #5
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btw, this is the company that is monitoring the internet activity, they have already been contacting various ISP's in regards to their user's activities including Rogers !

http://www.theesa.com/policy/antipiracy_faq.asp
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:14 PM   #6
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Ah the age old argument.

There are obviously 2 sides to this. On the one hand, downloading copyrighted material is stealing. Is it on par with stealing a candy bar from walmart, or a variety store?

The problem is, and what bothers me the most, is that companies like Sony, and MGM come out and say that Piracy of their software and movies Costs them thousands if not millions of dollars.

But, lets be realistic here. First, lets look at block buster hits. It is proven that GOOD movies sell. Batman The Dark Knight, how much did that movie gross? What about the movie that destroyed alot of P2P website; Star Wars Episode 3. These movies grosses so much money, and YET the movie came out on the Internet - in some cases - before the movie was even released to the theatre from Screen rips.

Explain now that if youre grossing so much money in a weekend, how you "lost revenue" from Piracy?

The argument is flawed because with intellectual property you cant prove that people WOULD HAVE been your customers. Therefore you cant claim YOU LOST XXXXXXX $ to piracy because those may have never been your customers in the first place.

I fully agree that if a company sets out and makes GOOD solid software, or MAKES good ****ing movies, they deserve to be rewarded for their hard work. Piracy has made companies step back and look at what they are doing, and work harder and produce better movies, and software. Because people in general DONT LIKE Stealing, I would much rather pay for a video, or pay for a video game or an operating system - HELL I enjoy it more when I pay for it, BUT DONT Shove your ****ing garbage down my throat and then charge me an arm and a leg for it. You make garbage, you should be treated like that. You make good movies, good software, and the market economy always comes ahead over the blackmarket.

That my friends is reality. History has proven that the good software, the good movies, the GOOD IDEAS out there, they always sell. Its always the companies that make shit products that cry (sony). You want an example of a company that HAS NO copyright protection and yet is doing great?

GAS POWERED GAMES. Never once have they said "oh boo hoo piracy is ruining us" no, they make good ****ing games, and they sell and they support their games, on the forums, with patches, etc.

You want a company that is the polar opposite? Look at EA games. They bitch about piracy daily. And guess what, the PC game community is FED Up with EA and not to mention EA makes shit games for the last 8 years. But they bitch that piracy is taking away their business. They have no more business in the PC market, THEY CRASHED it themselves when they decided to go for quantity rather then quality.

/End Rant.

Anyway, if youre still pirating, Peer Guardian great program blocks those snooper IPs to a point. Use private trackers, you should be fine for the most part. Or News Groups, they cant prove shit off that. Notice the people that get caught are the people that use public programs that these companies are all over.

Also just because you get Sued for 2 million dollars dont mean you gotta pay it.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:35 PM   #7
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this is very bad .. looks like I have to make up new firewall rules.

this also helps ..

http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/
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