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About Noah C.

I am a man with an opinion. That is all. If you have problems with opinions, you have a problem with freedom. And if you have a problem with freedom, you are a commie.

That is all.



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  • Mar 9th, 2012 @ 8:46am

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    No, the world does not have a 100% right to everything. Everything is not free, there is not anarchy.

    But you're taking my words out of context and saying I support giant companies locking up un-publihed materials for decades to later monetize on them. No, I don't support that. For as long as an artist lives, he deserves to be able to capitilize on his creation.

    That's what people don't understand. The purpose of copyright HAS changed, because the nature of people has changed over the years. Music and Art has turned into a capitalist affair, and will be until we are completely socialist.

    Key word in your post: EVENTUAL. The world has an EVENTUAL right to my work. I could care less if my work is free after I die. I'm fine with that. But I would appreciate it if people didn't think that they had a right to listen to my music that I poured hours upon hours of work into for absolutely no cost.

  • Mar 9th, 2012 @ 8:46am

    Re: Re:

    No, the world does not have a 100% right to everything. Everything is not free, there is not anarchy.

    But you're taking my words out of context and saying I support giant companies locking up un-publihed materials for decades to later monetize on them. No, I don't support that. For as long as an artist lives, he deserves to be able to capitilize on his creation.

    That's what people don't understand. The purpose of copyright HAS changed, because the nature of people has changed over the years. Music and Art has turned into a capitalist affair, and will be until we are completely socialist.

    Key word in your post: EVENTUAL. The world has an EVENTUAL right to my work. I could care less if my work is free after I die. I'm fine with that. But I would appreciate it if people didn't think that they had a right to listen to my music that I poured hours upon hours of work into for absolutely no cost.

  • Mar 9th, 2012 @ 8:39am

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    I do have a job. I'm a musician. A professional musician. I rely on people coming to my shows and people buying my albums for a living. Do you know how much time many prfessional artists spend on their work? Longer than 40 hours a week. I spend hours, and hours, and hours upon hours sitting a piano, playing guitar, writing music, listening to music, looking for inspiration, studying music. My life is CONSUMED by music.

    That's my job.

    And thanks for directly insulting me, telling me that my choice of occupation isn't really a job.

  • Mar 7th, 2012 @ 8:31pm

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    This is absurd.

    Artist deserve 100% of their sense of entitlement. I did think that the comic about someone not being able to obtain their favorite TV series anywhere on the internet, so the finally resorted to TPB was funny, but the IP Right Holders have 100% right to not put it up.

    Now, we can argue all day whether art should be free, and whether or not it shouldn't, and whether it's wrong or right to capitalize on art, but the point is it's NOT. And it's not going to change.

    Why?

    Because, as an artist, I need money. I need money to get in a studio, or to buy recording equipment, to stay on the road, to buy new stage equipment, etc. etc. I need money. Therefore, I am going to capitalize on my art. Why?

    1) I feel as if my art has value. If my product is stolen, then I firmly believe that either a) the person really wanted my product, and I'm happy for that (even though I'd rather have them buy it) or b) that they may like my music, but they don't really want to pay for it. Frankly, more than not, that's the case. It was definitely that way when I used to pirate.

    I'm not saying that all the ideas on this site are crap, but I'm simply asking people to get real. Piracy IS a real problem. No matter how much innovation you do, it's not going to combat piracy. Piracy is a problem for artist. Trust me, I know. All these sites I go on (such as TD and TorrentFreak) all have turned into extremist sites dedicated to making excuses to make stealing okay.

    That's not okay.

  • Feb 20th, 2012 @ 11:41am

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    Here's how to support musicians:

    1) Buy the music you like. Period. You like Brittany Spears? Buy her album. Go to her shows. That doesn't mean you don't have to support other artists, like some random indie band you know, like Sufjan Stevens and his work. Buy his album too.

    That's about it. Nothing more than that.

  • Feb 7th, 2012 @ 8:11pm

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    The Wild West really wasn't that bad. In fact, criminals were usually the ones getting shot by vigilantes.

    Oh, and besides the "West" part of the "Wild West," let's not forget that there was also the calm, organized, and orderly eastern coast of the same country.

    So... We only cut out half the internet we just don't like? Oh okay, completely reasonable.

  • Jan 14th, 2012 @ 12:00pm

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    I find it ironic that Espinel is listed as a co-author of this article, as she has clearly voiced her opinion on domain seizures, of which she is definitely supportive of. I feel like this definitely came down from higher command and is not a universal opinion in the WH.

  • Jan 14th, 2012 @ 11:59am

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    I find it ironic that Espinel is listed as a co-author of this article, as she has clearly voiced her opinion on domain seizures, of which she is definitely supportive of. I feel like this definitely came down from higher command and is not a universal opinion in the WH.

  • Dec 24th, 2011 @ 9:34am

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    I fail to see the problem with this. They were kind about it, and it was just for convenience and whatever other things go into this... Come on Maz, you can find a few better things to blog about.

  • Dec 23rd, 2011 @ 9:38am

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    Hunter Moore would SO hate this.

  • Dec 23rd, 2011 @ 9:38am

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    Hunter Moore would SO hate this.

  • Nov 30th, 2011 @ 6:16am

    Re: ...Hysterectimony?

    You might be thinking of Hysterectimony... (sp?)

  • Nov 30th, 2011 @ 6:13am

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    The Representatives that voted for SOPA but spoke out against in the first place don't actually care about SOPA or PIPA or really anything else but their bank accounts.

    I think that's pretty obvious.

  • Jul 13th, 2011 @ 12:07pm

    Re: Feh

    You should read John Philip Sousa's opinions on recording. Very interesting.

  • Jul 11th, 2011 @ 8:44pm

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    And it's also very sad, because we can do nothing to protest this, because this is a contract between you and the company. By continuing to use their service, you enter an unsigned contract binding you to this agreement. It is not the law, and it is a private business rule.

    This is just one way that business is beginning to rule us. Internet is a necessity now days. They are taking advantage of they're position to provide it to us. Rather than I can get a potato from any store, there is only a few stores which judge how many potatoes, what kind of potatoes, and if they feel like selling me the potato, etc. etc.

    It's sad.

  • Jul 11th, 2011 @ 8:41pm

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    The reason that the bulletin says "Works Published Before 1923" is because it is much simpler to only look at works before 1923. Looking at works past then, especially between the years 1968-1978, and whenever the Disney Copyright Laws were passed (the ones which allowed up to 150+ years of Copyright lifetime) are too complicated to get through, and the MPAA and RIAA are too lazy and don't want to dig through that. They just want your $35, along with Verizon.

    Safe yourself the time and money and get a VPN, or something. I download plenty of Pre-1923 Public Domain (AND past 1923 Public Domain!) from IMSLP and if I am sent notification more than however many times I need to mitigation, and am sued, I will counter-sue for, say, $1,000,000 in Statutory Damages. I'll just makes something up, like the RIAA does.