IowaCowboyWant to go back to IowaPremiumReviews:
reply to Mordhem
Re: Simple way to avoid copyright issues When you purchase a music or movie from a legal source, you do not own the media or the content. You are purchasing a license to view or listen to the content for private home viewing. The copyright owner actually owns the work and they are selling you a license to view the work. The terms of the license prohibit you from copying or redistributing the work without the written consent of the copyright holder. As for quality, if you want high quality music or movies, go to Best Buy and buy the CD or Blu-Ray. I just bought the new CD by Green Day at Best Buy today and I popped the disc into the CD player in my car and nearly blew the speakers because the bitrate was so high that it was too loud for my usual volume setting for my iPhone connected to the deck via a dock cable.
Don't forget to pay for the CD or Blu-Ray on your way out of Best Buy
Entities that use copyrighted content for public exhibition (such as DJs, radio stations, sports venues, etc) have to pay huge licensing fees to the copyright holder to play/show copyrighted content and they pay way more than the $11.99 I paid for the new Green Day album at Best Buy.
I wish I still lived in Iowa; Everything there from rent and groceries to Cable TV is much cheaper in Iowa (especially with an overbuilder in town).
CXM_SplicerLooking at the bigger picturePremiumReviews:
Ahhh, so the plot thickens. Now Violation of License terms = Shoplifting... ok, got it. So I guess if I root my phone and tether it I am also shoplifting?
Just out of curiosity, if all you are buying is a license to view/listen to the work, what is that shiny round plastic thing? If I shoplift that extra plastic doohickey from Best Buy, does the license get shoplifted with it? I also find it very strange that you can 'loan' your purchased license to other people, I would think you need the permission of the content owner to loan or transfer the license to another party. After all, what if they don't agree to said license?
MordhemLove it, Hate it.
reply to IowaCowboy
This could be argued in many of ways especially when it comes down to who owns the media and license issues. Such as the songwriter who ends up not owning something he actually created because some fancy guys in suits and ties basically ends up owning the material he ends up making only pennies on a sale. When you're at a friends house and he turns on his nice new Blu Ray & plays this new movie he has gotten that you do not own neither does your 4 other friends should he be liable to the damages that you may have just caused the copyright holder?? I just don't see them going hungry in fact many studies have shown sales have went up. The only thing I have seen in the music industry is many artist are moving away from using the large labels because they can make more money doing it their self especially when you don't got to pay the fat cat.
Also taking a medium of any sort and then "Sharing" clones of that said medium can no way be considered the same as "shoplifting The criminal action of stealing goods from a shop while pretending to be a customer causing the shop to lose said product & money" or stealing "to take (the property of another or others) without permission or right, especially secretly or by force: A pickpocket stole his watch.".
Also Note that some people would not have actually went and purchased the said medium if not for seeing or hearing in the first place. Anyways call it what you want but is larger things going on in the world and I don't think Copyright issues should be on top of the list what about human rights and all the other problems we are facing.
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