on 12-07-2012 08:41 PM
You know how the BPI is having torrent sites blocked through ISPs, well I don't necessarily like that for obvious reasons but I do believe a lot of people use them for not paying there way. Anywhoooo... Why haven't groups like the Pirate Party and Anonymous lobbied to have Music Producers blocked for anti-social products which are technically illegal?
Think about it, virtually every Producer has artists which have songs (singles and albums) containing hate crime, bigotry, inciting violence, sexism, promoting narcotics and such.
Virtually every game producer has a game which contains at least one of the things you mention above, does that mean those should be banned or controlled in some way? I'm not going to argue that point, it's just the comment you've made usually leads to other forms of media being looked at. While the actions of the BPI and other groups getting websites shut down and presuring the government to make rash decisions based on funding given (that last comment should be taken as hearsay (wherever you go you know i'll always be there wherever you go you know i'm gonna be there) unless someone has proof) does suck, copyright theft is still theft and those who are losing money have the law behind them.
Anyway it would be nice for an important and well known mp to go and say "hang on a sec, why are they demanding websites be blocked instead of going after the culprits more directly, considering there are (probably) plenty of legal torrents avaialble on torrent sites." However the vast majority of mp's aren't tech savvy and if they get told something is illegal and the person saying this has bundles of cash behind them (hearsay (pure and simple i'll be there for you) again) then they're more likely to jump on that bandwagon rather than the one that says "hold up, people's freedoms are being limited here".
Also e-petitions don't work.
on 12-07-2012 10:27 PM
the irony is that bootlegging was the early days of piracy but bootleg copies whilst frowned upon, were often seen as a way of promoting a band/concert etc as it generated interest and hype.
I know what you mean. I used to rob jewellers as it generated interest and hype in the diamond ring business
its all about money now and digital is way to easy to copy/create
Do you really believe that it's any more about money now than it's ever been? There may be more mechanisms now to try and protect revenue streams, but I doubt the commercial interest has changed much over the years.
on 13-07-2012 08:52 AM
on 13-07-2012 09:39 AM
...It didn't stop people finding them, instead traffic skyrocketed because people had now heard about these sites. Looks like the music industry's plan worked then
on 17-07-2012 11:03 AM
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