I have been a DJ Shadow fan for many years, so of course I jumped at the chance to get some free content and I downloaded the torrent. Included in the torrent was a file called "SUPPORT_THE_ARTIST.html" Upon opening the file in Firefox, I was taken back to the utorrent.com website where I found that the way to "support the artist" was to download (and install) a copy of Realplayer. I have had several bad experiences with Realplayer in the past, but I was willing to overlook that and go ahead and install the software, just to support DJ Shadow. Next, I clicked the download link. I was greeted with a graphic explaining to me "Sorry. This offer is for PC only." (I am using a MacBook Pro.) Whoever is behind this program isn't really trying to get all of the possible revenue out of this idea. I really hate Realplayer. I certainly don't need it on OS X, but I was still willing to download and install it, just to show my support for DJ Shadow. This is the equivalent of "Here, take my money." "No, we don't want your money." So close, and yet so far.
Nope. I don't think anyone should let them "Let them die a peaceful death..." They would never have done the same for one of their lawsuit targets, so why should anyone afford them such a luxury? Righthaven needs to held up as an example, broadcast far and wide, of the ugly side of copyright abuse. I am all for the "hard reset" regarding copyright discussed in another thread here today. I think that Righthaven needs to be used as much as possible as an illustration of the problems with "shoot first, ask questions later" strategies like the ones currently being proposed in SOPA and PIPA. Mike, please keep following and posting all articles regarding Righthaven, and thanks for the amazing efforts so far.
I cancelled my virtual private server with them today; I will be moving my domains on the 29th. Can anyone recommend a decent registrar who won't bend over and capitulate for Big Content/Big Government?
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