Linked by twitterfire on Tue 25th Oct 2011 21:15 UTC
Multimedia, AV ABC.net.au has published an article titled "The Case for Piracy". The writer shows how copyright has been hijacked by corporations and that publishers are their own worst enemies. "One of the main reasons we all have anti-piracy slogans embedded in our brains is because the music industry chose to try and protect its existing market and revenue streams at all costs and marginalise and vilify those who didn't want to conform to the harsh new rules being set."
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DRM = no copyright
by TechGeek on Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:52 UTC
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2006-01-14

Stealing an argument I read on arstechnica, DRM represents a break in the social contract that is copyright. If a movie is only sold in DRM form, and it were impossible to break, then that movie will never enter the public domain. 100 years from now, it may still be impossible/illegal to copy that movie. As such, their should be no copyright on that movie. If you want copyright, lose the DRM. If the MPAA/RIAA want people to respect their works, then they need to respect user rights. Its a two way street.

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RE: DRM = no copyright
by Moredhas on Wed 26th Oct 2011 00:01 in reply to "DRM = no copyright"
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2008-04-10

The way our media formats change, 100 years from now it may be impossible to view a DVD or Blu Ray from today, or listen to a music CD, let alone copy and distribute.

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RE[2]: DRM = no copyright
by umccullough on Wed 26th Oct 2011 04:30 in reply to "RE: DRM = no copyright"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

The way our media formats change, 100 years from now it may be impossible to view a DVD or Blu Ray from today, or listen to a music CD, let alone copy and distribute.


Correct - which is why we should be allowed to copy and format-shift them today so that this content will survive the ever-increasing copyright term extensions.

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