Comments on: Tackling digital copyright theft http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/11/19/tackling-digital-copyright-theft/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Tom http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/11/19/tackling-digital-copyright-theft/comment-page-1/#comment-8823 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 18:01:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4451#comment-8823 Nice article, install p2p software and the nasty virus bogeyman will get you! All your docs will be freely accessible! ! Have you actually used peer to peer? Its just you seem a bit out of touch with reality.Ultimately we can all go out and buy services that encrypt all our traffic out of the UK for around £10 a month, and that defeats the government’s snooping technology, and yours. You are in an arms race with very resourceful smart people, and you’ve been loosing it since the sony-betamax days.The real thing missing from the article is where you explain why a decade after mass piracy took off, there isnt a single service where I can buy all my content legitimately? (EG tv episodes on day of broadcast, and films on release)Piracy gives people good quality copies of media (tv, film, music, books, games, apps, etc) delivered quickly and free of DRM. If you dont offer a service which can do the same, then how exactly do you expect everyone to ‘go legit’?The issue really comes down to trust, the creative horde cried wolf over photocopiers, audio tape, cd recorders, dvd recorders, each of these were meant to destroy your industry, and didnt. Why should anyone believe you over peer to peer?

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By: The Bell http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/11/19/tackling-digital-copyright-theft/comment-page-1/#comment-8728 Thu, 26 Nov 2009 18:50:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4451#comment-8728 I have this wonderful vision: a Western Society in which creative artists – creative people, in general, really – get paid enough to make a living, more or less, by lots of people happy to negotiate with them freely and in good faith, using the latest technology and of course an enlightened outlook. This would be IP free capitalism (not free IP, free capitalism) at its finest…But does the aegis of this article help move things in such direction? No. As a matter of fact, it does the opposite. This is a test of bureaucratic stupidity’s ability to make the people cower and buckle, even those with good reason to transfer files at ferocious rates in perfectly good faith under fair use, more often than not having paid for the privilege, but too busy to down tools long enough to educate some prying imbeciles in uniform why this is the case.For starters, policy like this – this one, in fact – presumes guilt where little or none can be effectively proven. There is no equitable precedent in modern history for what is being proposed here.Then, most sickeningly of all, the article appears to claim “the children” as its own, even the ones it did not have by natural means. Right there, you lost the respect of anyone with two digital neurons to rub together.Nothing in this article makes better citizens of, nor helps the children of today, nor those of tomorrow. It’s more like digital birth control. “Have a kid, land in jail… there went your broadband – oops, too bad”.The argument that favors pulling people’s broadband connection first, then maybe asking questions later (how else could it be? you have no clue where digital files come from unless you titrate the entire network with “dirty” data and track those like a massive ongoing sting operation run by informants) is akin to the Digital Death Penalty for (allegedly) online shoplifting. By the time citizens prove their innocence, they’re already dead meat.Will it have done on whit of good for creative people, oh, and “the children” it purports to protect?Don’t kid yourself. This whole thing is Government in bed committing acts of gross indecency with the worst elements of behemoth feudal indentureship better known as Corporate Entertainment – not even doing it in a loving, far less digitally enlightened, way.No, doing it for money, like a you-know-what.First, Government, you will have the entire nation, including “the children” in fear of online anything they’re not sure what-it-is. Next, they will all hate you. Then, may the police violence, or force as we’re obliged to call it, be with you.It is policy like this that will set things, if not all the way back to the Dark Ages, then at least 60-odd years back into the realm of Sippenhaft. Policy even more weird, if that’s possible, than the War On Drugs; policy made by idiots working on behalf of feudal IP tyrants, is what this smacks of.I dare you to explain the upside to this, or that there could even be one. No, sorry, too late, you already had your chance. No more broadband for you.

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By: Eden and Apple http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/11/19/tackling-digital-copyright-theft/comment-page-1/#comment-8594 Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:28:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4451#comment-8594 Good grief what next. Humans claiming to invent things. Indeed we have ie. patents, royalties, copyright, licenses, slavery systems, propoganda, Human language, OH yes humans have created many things. Did i mention that we have created and invented the BEST TUNES

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By: Simon Drake http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/11/19/tackling-digital-copyright-theft/comment-page-1/#comment-8547 Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:08:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4451#comment-8547 Why is the music industry so flippant about file-sharing? The youth always swap tunes on what ever technology they can find! As a writer, I have to give more content away to make a sale – that is the new ‘normal’. In the digital age piracy is part of the problem but attention span and content saturation is the real dilemna: peole want more content for free and spend less time valueing it yet it doesn’t make them any wiser – most of the time they’re following the herd and downloading what everyone else is downloading – the same ‘entertainment’. You know what, tighten the file-sharing rules just to see what innovation and cultural change arises afterwards.

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By: Jim Waugh http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/11/19/tackling-digital-copyright-theft/comment-page-1/#comment-8538 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 23:10:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4451#comment-8538 Regarding the musical aspect, musicians at all levels should concentrate on live gigs, as they can not be copied and are unique, instead of helping to fund corporate greed, and marketing machines, a healthy live music scene is the best way forward.Lost full price music revenues from download files are a nonsence, it has been proved that file downloaders spend more on retail product than most.

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By: Neil Dax http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/11/19/tackling-digital-copyright-theft/comment-page-1/#comment-8533 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 21:23:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4451#comment-8533 While it is commendable to suggest we should correctly recompense the many hard working individuals in the media industries which have been impacted by the file sharing pheomenon, it is erroneous to assume that the movement to tackle this with countermeasures has been implemented for their benefit.At the end of the day, the pressure on the Government is being put forward by the corporations who have seen significant dents in their profits simply because they were too greedy in the first instance to be willing to ride the wave of file sharing in the first place.The whole crux of this issue lies with the principal concern these corporations have. This is not a concern for their staff or their artists’ general wellbeing. This is ultimately a concern over their profits. The Governments, who ultimately benefit from the taxation of the end products, are simply acting to secure their own revenues as well. They’ll stand behind the shield of more noble reasons, but never acknowledge any reasonable counterarguments from the other side of the fence.Money does make the world go round, unfortunately. But it is possible that there has been some net benefit to global society as a whole on account of the greater proliferation and dissemination of great works of art, across several media platforms.Regardless of right or wrong, legal or illegal, this file sharing business has been the catalyst for a great wave of change throughout the entire world. Which, as an evolving and tech integrated species, can only be a good thing for us in the long run.

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By: c edwards http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/11/19/tackling-digital-copyright-theft/comment-page-1/#comment-8529 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:03:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4451#comment-8529 I think that the relevent point made by the article was the bit when it mentioned justifiable reward for their ceative efforts, the common man does not think that the rewards they wish to appoint to themselves for their efforts are as great as they wish to apportion to themselves, hence the piracy.

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