Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Aug 2010 22:09 UTC
Legal Despite doing what I think are some great things for the American people, the Obama administration has a dark side. Joe Biden and many others on staff come straight from the RIAA camp, and it shows. Today, the Obama administration disregarded every US law relating to theft and copyright by stating that piracy is "flat, unadulterated theft".
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RE[3]: piracy is theft
by Neolander on Wed 1st Sep 2010 08:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: piracy is theft"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

If you go this way, organisms like SonyMusic and the RIAA
a/Steal most of an author's revenue (leaving him less than 3% off a CD's price while the author made most of the material present on said CD)
b/Make you pay a tax on recordable supports as a compensation of private copy right AND now prevent you from making a private copy of your legally-bought CDs. (DADVSI in france, I think in the US it's called DMCA)
c/Claim that those against full monitoring of the web "were the same that sold butter to Germans during the war" (sigh)

In the best interest of authors, we should get rid of those parasites and adopt another economic model where authors freely distribute their records on the web and as a compensation get rewarded through a tax on internet access price, just like we pay in order to listen to music on the radio.

That is not debatable either. Sounds out of fashion, though.

Edited 2010-09-01 08:17 UTC

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