Youtube even complies quite promptly (even in an automated way) with DMCA takedown notices. I wonder what ethereal reason the courts are taking so long to dismiss those lawsuits and tell Viacom and the likes to go after the individual infringers if they want. Google should invite Viacom and the judges to screen 48h+ of content that's upload every minute while pointing exactly what is infringing and what is not, considering even Viacom can't sort this out.
Yes and hidden cameras have been around for ages now yet nobody freaks out because they are easily available for sale on Amazon.
There may be privacy concerns over how the data will be handled. I'll give you an example: Google+ app in Android devices come with Instant Upload activated by default. Meaning it'll upload EVERYTHING inside your mobile phone to Google+ regardless of if you want or not (it remains private as in only you can see them but it still uploads the data). This is something that Google should fix.
Now people are freaking out because of an insanely dorky, unfashionable and VERY VISIBLE device just because it has a built in camera that may or may not record what the person is seeing? This is no legitimate concern, this is just hysteria.
Those things make all this hysteria even sillier. It must be though to be Google, any small little thing you try to introduce to innovate and help becomes a battleground of idiocy and stupidity... Just because you are huge, wealthy and available to any moron out there.
There you are, a way of gathering more eyeballs and making their ad space much, much more valuable in front of some puny cable fees and they are killing it yet again. I mean I`m not any businessman but this seems utterly retarded.
Can you tell me again how much copyright material the EFF produces, or how many artists it has working in their system, or how many billions of dollars they have sold under the copyright system? Oh yeah, none.
Well, I think they tend to put their content in very loose copyright terms (creative commons or public domain) but you have to be very dishonest to ignore all the articles, papers, videos (the mean-spirited pie being just published here in TD) and many other examples. You don`t know the EFF much do you? Also, refrain from using the term copyright material. Copyright is not needed for creativity to work.
EFF would be useless at the table, and they would likely work like jury nullification.
Yeah, right. Why not let the big chemical companies have their say in environmental issues then? After all they know what they are doing right, unlike environmental protection groups, right? Surely you don`t mind some mercury running through your veins... See how absurd your assumption is? I think you don`t but others will see it ;)
You see, I would agree with you if OTHER stakeholders were barred too... If they can listen to the MAFIAA surely they can listen to groups representing the general public (such as EFF). And don't give me that bullshit that EFF doesn't represent you. The MAFIAA also doesn't represent many artists.
Why, wasn't it dead easy to tell if something is infringing according to copyright maximalists? What happened here? Sure it would have been very easy to avoid this err, right? And these same maximalists want service providers and 3rd parties to play copyright cops and magically know everything that is infringing including what they don't have any control or contact then obviously Canipre should have policed themselves instead of assuming the webdesigner would use legal stuff eh?
The irony is too much to bear...
Also, cue these same morons blabbing something about "exceptions" or "anomalies". What's the anomaly count now?
Well, I figured he'd get fed up with the farce that all this process against TPB and the copyright excesses are sooner or later. There's a limit to how much an individual will accept persecution and threats before striking back. And he has all the tools to do so in style.
Re: Lawyers aren't bad enough; now Mike embraces convicts.
Anyone who lacks conscience and charges TEN percent for mere click collection and money transfers on Flattr deserves jail.
I assume you know exactly what are the costs of running flattr right? I mean, there are no wages to be paid (usually the biggest expenses in a company), right? For some moron that lives in the payroll of the MAFIAA you sure like to behave as if you knew all. Please enlighten us ootb, why is 10% too much? Don't forget to consider some profit margin after all even you won't work for free.
I'm pretty sure that the two are indeed linked by flaunting copyright and other medieval notions. Lousily written.
What you think has no value at best. By your wonderful logic I participate in TPB because I download from them. Nice. As for the comment on the writing quality I suggest you do some self-analysis.
This is again simply bad writing, as implies that nearly everyone in the world (since necessarily only a few HAVE met him) jump to conclusions without any evidence.
That made me giggle. You do that all the time. And unfortunately there are many, many others that jump to conclusions like you. Hilarious comment ootb, +funny for that part ;)
BADLY phrased, implies that outside of time with you, he's otherwise, besides that you clearly HEDGE in case he does turn out to be rabid.
wow, you ran out of what to attack it seems. Anybody with 2 working neurons can tell that Mike is taking conclusions with restrictions (ie: he thinks that way but his contact with Sunde has been limited so far). Again I'll give you a +funny for the 3-Stooges-like reasoning.
What we END up with here is a vague puff/apology piece, but NOTHING actually on views of said person! Mike, if your intent was to present him favorably, you failed, Try a bullet point list of positions. -- Starting with your own on copyright! Let's agree it's BROKE, now how would you fix it?
You are like a scratched vinyl man. Read the fucking articles (as you admitted you DON'T read most of them at all) and there are TONS of ideas on how to fix IP in general and how to build a business model even if your product is worth zero because anyone can copy. He even states clearly in many, many articles that the examples provided are not absolute and that different models may work in different situations, even the traditional copyright venue. Even if he provides a bullet point list you'll simply ignore it. Because you are that obnoxious and stupid. But never mind, carry on, sometimes it's simply hilarious to read your nonsense.