this is the simple convenience that file-sharers contribute to the overall 'experience'. also, it states in copyright law that if you modify a significant piece of copyrighted material, that you are in fact authorized to apply new copyright to the result. just like the music studios 'remaster' albums, they get a new copyright.
so if file sharing 'pirates' redact 20min of commercials from a 60min show, that is a 30% modification, and should have a new copyright applied. the **AAs do this all the time, so why is this infringing for others to do the same thing?
or all the despicable Russians learning English as a second language, how dare they take legitimate work from the Russian-English Book Publishing Translation Industry by supplying a service that is needed, at a cost NOT inflated beyond logic, depraving Book Publishers their 3rd or 4th Mercedes!
one point no one is considering here. Mega is on trial, not this guy's files. to legally review his accounts contents, there would have to be probable cause, and a warrant to search thru his content.
**AA scrutiny of his content is so far outside juristiction, justice itself, constitutional rights, and serious privacy violations; irrespective of what is contained in the account, that it just baffles the mind.
its no longer, do as i say, not as i do, its more like;
fuck you, and i will do whatever the fuck i want.
then fair is fair, $150,000 fine for the first offense, and each and every subsequent offense. Throttle DMCA notices from 10,000 a week, to 10. Should the behaviour continue, no DMCA notices for a year and possible jail time for the CEO of the company, after all, corporations are people too.
This is a great idea. Lockstep punishments on both sides. 3 strikes for false take downs, and you get your ability banned, repeat infringements should get a graduated system where if you are, not convicted, but alleged to employ a DMCA take down more than 3 times, the punishment increases. And the end-users are allowed to do the alleging, no proof needed. If found allegedly infringing on the DMCA system more than 9 times, there will be a $150,000 fine for each additional erroneous take down request. Eventually removing your ability to send DMCA take downs at all, period.
now if this doesn't confirm the fact that you are a corporate troll, just loitering around Techdirt to slant and confuse every single story dealing with copyright nothing does.
You are a narrow minded, self centered, copyright maximalist that does nothing but 'la la la' I can't hear you. 'I have rights!! dammit' verbal diarrhea is falling on deaf and tired ears here.
Have you not realized that you have not changed a single informed opinion here with your diatribe? I got news for you, the continued maximalist position of your troll masters will, in fact, only change more fence sitters to the side of change, SPECIFICALLY because of your inane stupidity and increasing irrelevancy.
any near semblance to the original fairy tale as depicted by Disney would be sued out of existence as a derivative work of the Disney version. This is how they steal from the public domain to copyright it. Just like Robin Hood, Cinderella, Snow White, Hansel $ Gretel, all remakes from the public domain. One could make the argument that Disney has nary a creative bone in their respective 'corporate' body.
Why not make original movies from original stories? Oh, because they can't, hence the 'theft' from the public domain.
A wise man once said, 'Judge not by words, but by deeds', and on that note, I will continue to file share the remakes how I see fit, because they were mine to begin with.
absolutely agreed, I think this is what the MAFIAA fears most, is ppl that simply stop buying their offerings due to the fact you can easily accumulate a massive library that will occupy your time for years to come.
I myself have taken to the habit of simply buying hard drives instead of burning digital content to media that degrades.
if we could simply go with an opt-in copyright, and severe fines for mis-representing copyright (think bogus DMCA takedowns), copyright would fix itself.
make the cost of opt-in, say $10USD, and misrepresenting copyright fines beginning at $500USD, the system would fix itself.
the big content cartels have to pay for their copyrights, with that comes self-policing, no more 'do my dirty work for me to prop up a broken business model'
infringement notices must come with a copy of the registered copyright, and misrepresentations are immediately fined. and fines are matched by ContentID, file a claim, don't own the copyright, your response would be a fine, which could go towards paying for ContentID system.
proof of infringement beyond a doubt, fines related would kill alot of bullshit surrounding copyright already.