Please explain again what it is that's being retransmitted publicly? I don't see where this is any different from simply renting television antennae.
I care about more than just myself.
Likewise. Which is why, even though I haven't watched a television program in over a year and have no intentions of doing so any time soon, I'm still arguing for what seems unquestionably to be a legal service.
Digital antennas don't require retransmission fees. Cable and satellite services do. I'm not sure why that's so hard to grasp.
And even, if in some crazy alternate universe, it did lead to the elimination of retransmission fees, then tough shit. It's the networks' fault for tailoring their current model exclusively to that system. It's not the place of government or courts to reinforce their business model, and watching over-the-air television through a digital antenna doesn't suddenly become "piracy" or "stealing" over it, either.
Why? Because he uses plain but aggressive language to voice his displeasure with major media, instead of a rambling, masturbatory treatise about the original purpose of copyright and the nuances of Section 513? I think there's more than enough room for both styles of posting here.
Then what are bitching about? Too much data is uploaded to proactively monitor and magically know which uses are infringing and which isn't. If you have a problem with that, then it *is* your problem, dipshit.
I'll never understand that mentality, AT ALL. You can't see the profits for the copyright...even though the whiners would be no better off if nobody consumes their content than if individuals consume it without paying, you still insist on the former.
Personally, I believe in granting you your wish. Don't pirate, don't purchase. If a few more people jumped on that train, you fuckers would be BEGGING for the pirates to come back. Where there's relevance, there's always an opportunity for monetization, but where there's irrelevance, there's only irrelevance.
Thanks for the level-headed response. And sure, Southern politicians are a weird breed, but then again so are most politicians in general. They tend to be flamboyant, grandstanding types to begin with, but you combine that with "home spun" charm and you end up with something...weird.
Tempted to hit the "Report" button, but I won't. Just lay off the anti-South bullshit. It's not funny, it's not enlightening, and far too many people end up believing it, which reflects poorly on those of us who live there.
I doubt you'll see anymore Prenda articles until the 29th. That's when the fireworks are scheduled, anyway.
Personally, I never tire of the delicious egg on EA's face. I've had a bone to pick with them for about 13 years, ever since they turned the very-promising "Need for Speed: Motor City" into "Motor City Online" and made it online-only when a large percentage of internet users only had unreliable dial-up connections.