If someone is using a major search engine to search for sites that will give them free stuff using generic terms such as "Free Movies" or "Piracy Sites" they are neither savvy nor serious about it and will most likely obtain some nice free viruses, Trojans and spy ware for their trouble rather than free movies or music.
I don't think that these entities and persons pushing for these new laws even understand how futile, stupid and counterproductive their techniques are. I also think that they vastly underestimate the abilities, skills and intelligence of those that they are fighting against - not to mention their true intentions and motivations for what they do.
The attitude that this behavior can somehow be curtailed in some significant fashion or even stamped out entirely is a ludicrous and impossible pipe dream. They have turned it into a zero sum game of all or nothing and everyone is worse off because of it.
I respectfully request a "Report dumbass comment" button be added alongside the "Insightful" "Funny" and "Report" buttons.
Blue you are a fool. The unintended consequences and collateral damage that this bill would bring if passed are far too numerous to count and if you don't know this or worse, don't care. Then I have no sympathy at all for any of you when it all comes crashing down on you.
The isp's can't even give us a bandwidth meter that works and reliably tracks our CAPPED services and we have seen numerous examples of how clueless the entertainment industry is about technology and their ham fisted clueless attempts to control it!
There is no way that they have come up with a reliable and ACCURATE system to don what they claim it does. The proof is in the pudding and the simple fact that they dont want tp provide pudding to anyone speaks volumes.
If they truly had something they would be shouting it to the rooftops and demonstrating some sort of verifiable data to everyone they could in triumph!
The music industry in it's current form just needs to be put out of it's misery.
The idea of a group of major tech companies buying the music industry sounds good to me. Better to have one last windfall of money and get out with whatever shred of dignity they might still have.
It's just painful and embarrassing to watch the music industry die a slow and painful death the way it is right now. It's pretty obvious by now that the music industry would rather litigate than innovate so it's not like they are really in the business of music anymore.
It's like they are a brain-damaged version of Elmer Fudd. Any type of innovation that would actually help them and bring them a little closer to "getting it" when it comes to the digital world is met with cries of "Kill the innovation!" "Kill the innovation!".
I mean, the freaking work is being done FOR them! All they have to do is got to the table and negotiate RATIONALLY and they would more than likely make money from this and then look at there! Another revenue stream for them that requires no effort other than basically cashing a check.
(That is their favorite thing to do right?)
Money for nothing, innovation for free. Get on board you big dummies!
"More than anything she is sounding much more dangerous that your typical Washington type with no tech knowledge: She sounds like she has just enough knowledge to be dangerous, and not enough to know why."
AC - look in the mirror as this basically describes you. I will concede that you seem more close minded and ignorant though.