This is fricken amazing! For too long games have been held back by the consoles. It pisses me off when a developer makes a game for xbox360 (which uses technology that is at least 7 years old) and then ports that game to a PC that was bought that year. Its like putting a Dodge Neon engine inside a Dodge Viper. Ass backwards!
Mike! Don't do that! I saw that logo posted on the first story on techdirt and immediately closed my browser, unplugged my computer and threw it off my balcony. I peed a little too bc I was scared of.... "DA LOGO!"
Yeah Viacom is dumb. All the daily show/colbert episodes are up on hulu (or hulu plus for older episodes) and bit torrent. Go ahead, viacom. It don't make me no nevermind!
Also, with IPV6 recently coming out it will be even harder to track down people who are downloading stuff. GG, legacy players.
And the next new innovation?! E-machines that only last 6 months! Oh wait....
So is this publisher trying to get readers to buy more e-books instead of physical copies? In case they didn't realize it, digitized documents last forever vs. having to go out and buy a product that will only last for 2 months and is probably more expensive than the e version. And while not all countries have tablets or nooks yet, they do have adobe acrobat reader, at the very least.
Sigh. Those movie companies are idiots. I guess they dont realize that wireless technology can be hacked and that it can appear that someone from a certain IP address is downloading stuff when in reality they were not. But hey, due process, schmue process. Let's just drag them all into court with no investigation.
Princess Leia: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.
Oh, game developers. Are you going to go the way of the legacy entertainment industry? Here is the thing; if someone with limited disposable income (90% of us) is given the choice to spend the $25 on a used game (and possibly purchase additional DLC for that used title) or pay full price for the title new, they will buy the used game. Now, lets take away the $25 dollar option. The gamer's options are:
1.) Pay the full price, $60, plus on disk DLC or day 1 DLC that you purchase for extra or whatever bullshit the devs put on there.
2.)Pirate it (no DLC sales, no game sale).
That old guy is dumb. Does he realize that DVD sales are down because it is a dead medium? When is the last time anyone burned a CD? Not never! Lmao! That's because we all use jump drives and ftp sites like file factory to transport data. He might as well cite the decrease in vinyl sales too.
What's stupid is that there are ways to circumvent this anyhow. If you know how to, you can make bit torrent or other programs post a false IP or host name when people try to download stuff from you. So basically they just wasted a lot of money for nothing. Circumventing is as easy as googling an article. Sigh. Will the legacy companies never learn? Apparently, not. Lawl.
Wow, wtf? I'm from Texas and I am so embarrassed that Lamar "Fuck Face" Smith is from here. God, this idiot will not go away.
I agree, that the government/ISPs cannot protect such a lucrative storehouse of data. They can't even keep their government websites from being taken down on a whim.
Who will pay to implement such a system? ISPs, who will then pass the cost on to the customer?
And what is the next step? Lamar Smith would want authorities to have unlimited access to these databases, but only when it is "absolutely necessary". And by "absolutely necessary" I mean whenever his legacy industry masters need information on people that are possibly infringing on content. Lamar Smith may come at his and the RIAA/MPAA's agenda at different angles, but the agenda remains the same.