Through d&d, me and my friends got the chance to discuss the political backgrounds of our enemies, engage in the overthrow of dictators, fight or sign peace treaties with other nations, change our way of thinking based on an alignment of our choosing, and conform or bend rules to suit our purposes.
You learned how to talk to people, male plans, analyze and criticize, or find loopholes and contradictions in how rules worked.
And we were doing this before learning that those skills applied in the real world.
Finally, we are always on the lookout for abuse. Misuse of Content ID is extremely rare, but when it does happen we take it very seriously and investigate every claim.
Your $50 million dollar system is not a fingerprint. It does not understand the rights of the public. It heavily favors corporations over the people. It is a system that people don't want and you aren't making it any easier for people to believe you.
This is a system that hounds people about making money and hampers their own creativity. You have no escrow account to help people with copyright claims nor do you even care about when it screws you up since you make money and offshore it, ignoring taxes on it, screwing over your workers and screwing over your own workers by hiring them as temps. The contract workers get low pay while the engineers get the big bucks and that's okay?
You expect after all of the stories about how they use other people, that Google cares enough about the Content ID and their false positives?
As it stands, this is nothing more than the copyright regime similar to ASCAP which gives them revenue for doing nothing.
And yet, instead of actual fixes, I'm to believe that Google will actually listen to people that are upset about the CPM rate? Upset about all of the changes that they've implemented without any feedback? Upset that Google can't take two minutes between making money to really think about solutions instead of creating artificial problems?
The government is the reflection of its people. So the government's records are the public's.
What Snowden did was release public documents from their long lasting archive, just like a librarian will archive books of historic merit.
Even though the government is embarrassed, Snowden completed the job that they would not. And that makes it all the more telling that the people are the least informed on what their government is doing.
The answer is that creation and collaboration are a natural part of the human psyche, and they're spurred on when the collaborating parties all treat one another like human beings. Meanwhile, Double Fine is already taking an interest in the project's success as an avenue to then release their own Bad Golf 3 game, should the project pan out. Everyone wins, all because nobody brought the legal hammer down to protect their intellectual property and managed to treat their fans like human beings.
This undercuts Every. Last. Game company. Since the 90s. This also undercuts copyright law at its core.
But just for those people that don't understand, let's pull up Square.
I can pull up a ton of companies that work against their modding community, work to make short term profits, and work against the public.
Strong copyright is supposed to help them make more money but it turns a company against the public. You want to learn how to mod and make a game better? You have to ask permission and good luck with Square without expensive licensing.
You know... I'm rather tired of blaming people as if that's going to solve the problem. This doesn't do anything to change the problems of copyright and censorship that have been occurring.
Like all the other many many anti-competitive laws, our existing IP laws (95+ year copy protection lengths and retroactive extensions) are purely a product of corruption
I think it's time to recognize that we have a systemic problem. It's a problem with copyright and it's only gotten worse over time.
The corruption is copyright, not the people that have an incentive to pursue it.
Politicians already know that these laws are bad for the public interest. The problem is that they are morally bankrupt and are looking after their own personal interests over the public interest.
Ok, but let's flip this around... how do you get a politician to care about this in the positive if we're too busy villifying their very being?
They don't care about stopping 'piracy' they don't want any competition at all.
THIS is what we should be focusing on. THIS is where we fight to get these people out of power. So long as they have the ear of the politician and their wallets, they can make the rules. So fighting for competition to their regimes is what should be the focal point.
No, his argument relies on dealing with the government as if it's an enemy of the people.
That's pretty dangerous when you set up the public as antagonistic to the government. There certainly is a pressure to having the government bend to your will, but that requires a push from the people to prevent them from only hearing to people with the most money.
" Now that the government owns and controls the entire infrastructure (since government money was used to build it,) then the government can open it up to anyone who wishes to pay to connect to and provide infrastructure support. Problem solved."
Uhm... It was made with taxpayer dollars, yes... But it ignores how private parties are trying to keep it private to maximize revenue to themselves.
The solution would be to take it out of the hands of the private market or ensure the public has access to it via government/worker control.
So basically, out intelligence community is just like the old school reporters they allow to interview them. Both can't understand the public and are used to the old way of doing things. That was secrecy with no light to show for it. But now, the new comers are bringing new rules and they can't figure it out.
Things like Reddit and social media scare them so they try to control it.
The parallels here are immersing. It might explain why old media is keeping in step with just such politicians.
" I'm not sure you can get away with calling this a net neutrality violation (I think the term is mutated to the point of uselessness anyway), given HBO Go on Roku will work if you have Comcast broadband -- but get HBO from another pay TV provider like Dish. Still, it's fairly curious how Comcast's own Internet video and on-demand offerings (which include HBO content) tend to take priority. "
Ah yes... Exploitation. Buy your competition, use their services, ignore customer service, and nickel and dime your captive audience until the government regulates. Meanwhile, the services are carbon copies of what you can do online with nothing to actually compete against their business model while more money flows to shareholders wanting more money in the short term.
Amazing how monopolies work to screw over the public.