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30 Dec 2011
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Looks like Anonymous whats to "Destroy your Network" Again.. This crap is starting to get to me now. Sony I only hope those updates you made to the network work this time, cos I don't want to be without PSN for weeks again..

 

Click Here to see the Anonymous Youtube video.

 

There also going to attack:

kim kardashian

taylor swift

Lady GaGa

and

justin Bieber

 

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Mikal_Drey wrote:

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These people would not be famous if it was not for their work.

They every right to protect their work from being pirated.

 



 

 

Gonna have to dispell a few more misconceptions.

 

Firstly "their work" isnt theirs.

 

Yes there has been a recent trend amongst pop starlets that they will write their own lryics but this has been because its the writer who has all the control over their "work"    The "artists" (in the music industry)  is just a front person who looks good for the camera and portrays an image.  Everything they do is contrived by someone else. 

 

"artists" have historically not actually earnt anything. The record company and their sponsers are paying for everything. Revenue is recouped from sales.

 

Even so the writers are also not always the owners of the "work"   they will often selll a song and give up their rights.

 

You need to break down every little component detail to discover who is making the money and who actually owns what copyrights. 

 

People like Taylor Swift and other celebreties who are jumping on the bandwagon are doing so because they are under contract and the record company are using them to get their message across.

 

Digital is causing all sorts of problems and legeslation isnt helping whatsoever.  Books, Games, Music and "media" are all huge industries and we only see from the outside. 

 

The truth is that the little guy has sold out to the big companies and the big companies are milking every penny they can. 

 

I like what you said when you don't suppoort either. 

 

I cannot defend the big companies who care more about profits and treat the consumer badly.  Also I cannot support the idiots who believe that what they are doing is justified. 

 

Conversly, If your gonna sell out to "the man" then you also lose my support. 


I know many many singers do not write their own songs.

 

Some do.

Taylor Swift either Writes or co/writes the songs she sings

To me true Artist is some one who sits down and writes the songs as well as sings them.

 

Singer song writer is a dying art being replaced with manafactured bands who can't write for their lives.

 

 

But as you say many are under contract to do this not that they want to do it.

 

 

 

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Sony are stabbing their loyal family customers in the back - We have 3 PS3s and 3 PSPs all on the same IP address and all registered with Sony. Why can't we use them at the same time anymore?
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Yes it does go to far but I stand by what I have said, they have every right to protect their work just as any one does.

 

I just want to clear something up (I don't necessarily think you're personally guilty of it): A common misconception/misrepresentation with the DRM/DMCA, IPRED, SOPA, etc discussions is that those who defend these types of law-based "solutions" say "They have the right to protect their work" with an implied "those who oppose them don't agree [and think artists shouldn't get paid]". (Sometimes it's not even just implied; Pyrofer and I were explicitly accused of "pro-piracy" for defending consumer rights a while back).

 

Those of us who oppose these laws agree that artists should be paid for their work. But our point is that passing insane laws isn't the way to go. DRM/DMCA was going to stop piracy. Did it? Ipred was going to stop piracy. Did it? SOPA is supposed to stop piracy. Will it? More importantly: Some laws either have taken, or could take, rights away from people (without being related to piracy), and furthermore have a lot of "collateral damage" (read: the laws cover more than they need to; and this seems to be getting worse with each iteration).

 

It's throught their work that got them famous which is their livelyhood and income with out it they would be no one!


 

There are many examples of people getting famous and (economically) successful within their respective IP-based field without having or using DRM/DMCA, IPRED, SOPA, etc. But more to the point: No one is arguing that artists aren't allowed to be (economically) successful. We're arguing that ineffective laws which will be (easily) misused and which tramples on people's rights are wrong (and should not be passed), no matter what spin is put on them.

 

...and that's avoiding the question "does the artist really get the money, or is it the big label execs?". There are plenty of artists who have said that all this "fighting piracy" is not about making sure the artists gets paid, but rather to ensure that the big label execs can increase their own bonuses each year. (Though I guess someone who believes in trickle-down economics believes this to be good for everyone else too..).

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The last companys you want supporting this are apple and microsoft, they will be the ones who enable this to happen on a software point!!

 

And guess what. They both support it, as do intel. So if they are going after sony. They need reaim their gun.

 

Sony is small fry in this field compaired to the above.

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TIMCSS wrote:

The last companys you want supporting this are apple and microsoft, they will be the ones who enable this to happen on a software point!!

 

And guess what. They both support it, as do intel. So if they are going after sony. They need reaim their gun.

 

Sony is small fry in this field compaired to the above.


Sony and the PS3 have more retrictions than MS and the 360 right now.

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Sony are stabbing their loyal family customers in the back - We have 3 PS3s and 3 PSPs all on the same IP address and all registered with Sony. Why can't we use them at the same time anymore?
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the thing about artists/writers/producers etc is that the whole industry (and all the others) is just about money. no one is questioning their right for their intellectual property but everyone is selling out at the quickest route to the money.

The internet is supposed to be about bringing the world closer together in this "communication" age but instead the internet has become all about money. (and porn)

What harm is it that I want to watch my fav TV show online ? I cannot go to the official source because I get a block message about being in the wrong country. Sooo I end up going to an alternate source where the "copyrights" are breached. All I wanna do is watch my fav TV show. Why is it restricted ? MONEY. "Advertising" and "Broadcasting Rights"

Thankfully sky recently lost their court battle with a certain pub owner. All because she wanted to provide a decent service to her customers and do it at an affordable price.

IF they really wanted to break piracy then they would relax their stupid restrictions. Consider the Cinema/BluRay release windows and how much piracy would be reduced if they moved to a simultaneous release model. However; what happened when Disney reduced this window...

what about all those who are in breach of the T&C's by having a US account ? How many complaints are there about content being restricted by territory ? (yes I know about the legal constraints) we do this for a reason.

Whilst I cannot condone piracy. I find myself justifying its existence. Piracy fills a need for the consumer. Whether its "value" "convenience" or just a question of availability. The consumer is the driving force behind piracy. IF all these big companies wanted to remove piracy they would simply provide the service we actually want/need. Unfortunately they prefer to milk us for every penny instead.

There is no need for another law to be passed and there is no need for this group to act in such a childish and counterproductive way. *****'em both tbh

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:xMad: Not again.

 

Why just targeting Sony all the time what about microsoft ?

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About time :)

Big video game companies, Nintendo, Electronic Arts and Sony Electronics drop support for SOPA

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-largest-game-companies-in-the-world-have-dropped-their-support-fo...


Nintendo, Electronic Arts and Sony Electronics — some of the largest video game companies in the world — have all pulled their support for an online bill that could encourage censorship online, according to an updated list of supporters of the bill.

Those three companies all supported the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) when it first entered Congress, according to a report from Joystiq in November.

SOPA, along with the PROTECT IP act in the Senate, give content-producing companies the right to order a take down for a website that they believe is infringing on a copyright. If you even host links to content that infringes on a copyright, you have to take it down.

If not, the copyright owner can request that the infringing site has its advertising and transaction revenue cut off. Or it can request that a domain name — like businessinsider.com — be blacklisted and rendered inaccessible.


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fski wrote:

Looking at the list I personally would have gone for L'Oreal, because they're worth it.



... I've missed these forums while I was away. :)

 

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If something happens I will be annoyed but lets be fair, I have something that they can never hack....., A Life. A game they could never purchase or play.

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