All this is going to do is make people aware of encryption software to stop their ISP from seeing what they are doing. Then the music industry will have to think up a way to make such software illegal. It's a never ending vicious cycle.
RIAA, MPAA, give it up. You're outnumbered, and we've got you surrounded. Come out peacefully with your hands up, and slowly put down your music licences in the public domain.
Re: Re: Another BS story loaded with misinformation.
He is right you know. Simply declaring something without trying to back it up tells us one of two things.
1.) You simply want people to believe the store is BS
2.) You are twelve and he started it
Maybe you're even lying to yourself. If the story is BS as you say then you should be able to show this is true. If you have no evidence then we would ask you to take a leap of faith and consider that maybe, possibly, a chance that... you may be wrong, and this story isn't BS.
But I believe I have as much faith in you as you have faith in this story. Whenever you will, I will be ready for your one sentence name calling reply.
Why are you getting so upset? You don't seem to realize these people agree with you. Taking something that someone worked hard to make, especially when they create it to make a living, is wrong. No one is trying to rationalize illegal behaviour. But you ignore the help these people try to provide.
It is illegal to kill someone. No one disagrees with this, not that it's illegal or that it's wrong. Someone who has murdered someone else will go to jail for a long time. Has this stopped homicide? Nope. In big cities it is more rampant then ever. So many people have taken to a model that reduces the risk.
1) Walk in groups with your friends (don't walk alone)
2) Don't walk around after dark
3) Make sure someone knows where you are, and call when you reach your destination safely
3) Stay in your vehicle (if driving) until you reach your destination safely.
Techdirt has been dedicated to finding new business models that propel the music industry forward. Instead of attempting their methods, you're simply yelling "I have every right to walk down this dark alley in the middle of the night alone. Murder is illegal and all murderers are douch bags."
You're absolutely right, but it doesn't change anything when someone finds their body the next morning.
No law or legislation will ever stop music piracy. The facts are anyone can do it, and no agency in the world can watch every person at once. The number of people who pirate music are much more than those who have never pirated a single song.
Do yourself a favour, and just think about it. And if you do decide the old model is out of date, remember that you don't have to adopt the models that Techdirt has suggested. Maybe you could come up with something much, much better... maybe.
why hasn't some enterprising electronics engineer come up with a device that sits between the TV and the speakers that recognises when the adverts are about to start and automatically reduces the volume?
In the province of Ontario Canada, I have been refused service / asked to leave from retail and convenience stores for having my hoodie on. Mainly Staples Business Depot, Mac's Milk, and the odd mall. All of them claimed that me wearing a hoodie was a "security risk".
Once when I was being harassed by the clerk at Mac's Milk to take off my hoodie, I saw a kid walk out the front door with two Redbulls in each hand. I was too angry to bother to point it out.
In the quote you provided from Google they say "... we are significantly increasing the amount of time we spend auditing our logs to ensure those controls are effective."
Computer logs are a direct way of monitoring system users. It will tell them what information each employee accessed and when. If Google is going to "significantly" increase the time reviewing their logs employees would rarely be able to access any information without Google knowing about it.
This seems to me to make access not just limited but also monitored.
I found techdirt through another site that iGoogle had automatically put on a tab marked "technology". They had copied one of techdirt's articles, and through searching the same subject in Google I found the original article on techdirt's website. I've been reading their articles every day since.