So why is the USTR doing this, other than to make sure folks employed at the USTR can get cushy jobs with copyright lobbying groups when they want to quadruple their salaries down the road?
I'd say the most honest and accurate answer along your "other than" reason is: because they can and because they don't give a small shit for what the public thinks because there's no accountability and no pressure to change their behavior.
Aaah, when the spell turns against the wizard. Sweet karma.
The big conglomerates won't let us have up to date content free of geo restrictions and stupid windows that easily. They could have embraced the model a decade ago already if they wanted but they are blind with their money milking machines and refuse to see that they can get an entire freaking Biblical flood if they make the content more accessible, restrictions free.
Any time people spend on playing retro games is not spent on them playing new games. Why should Warner et al be interested in percentages to what amounts to peanuts when people could buy new games at the same time?
Well, fuck you. This is precisely the attitude that makes the current copyright system so broken. If they don't want to MAKE MONEY FOR NO EFFORT then Night Dive should be given the rights automatically OR Warner should lose it as they are clearly blocking access to something. Not available to the public? Lose your copyrights. Simple as that.
Even worse, those old games worked on ridiculously low-powered hardware as compared to today's first-person shooters. They were immersive and addictive because the gameplay was right. You could play them for weeks without getting bored.
Well, fuck you again. I've played Chrno Trigger a few months ago and guess what? THE FUCKING GRAPHICS DON'T MATTER. Same with the old Doom (ah the mods, the effin awesome mods...).
So you really don't want to earn peanuts for weaning people weeks off from the expensive hard- and software that defines today's gaming experience and instead immerse them in some genre that should be anything but competitive given today's metrics.
Fuck you a third time. They were not spending any effort or money for letting Night Dive release the goddamn thing. And, as you can't see from your modern gaming bubble, there is demand for old games.
These "fuck you" are for the copyright morons as a whole.
As for the last paragraph it got me wondering if I didn't get your point. You keep an entire post telling us that Warner shouldn't let Night Dive release the game for... Reasons and then you talk about putting enormous effort to make some old setup work like you are fond to play some oldies... Wtf? If I failed at understanding your point please forgive me for the "fuck you" up there but, really, if you are not supporting Warner et al at least make it clearer.
I like the idea of services/software like LastPass. This way you can make a single elaborate password (mine is above 15 digits) and leave the rest to the service. LastPass offers multi-factor authentication too so you can take even further steps to protect yourself (which I did). I think that the future will still see passwords but they will be coupled with other authentication factors.
No, really, who wouldn't love a 3D-printed sculpture of Batman in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader? This is only possible if things like that go ahead. Or, you know, 'pirates'. Notice the ' ' as I use the word loosely.
Extra bandwidth never hurts but I believe the future is about replacing copper with something better for communications. Maybe it's fiber idk. Still, on places where it may not be feasible or on the last mile it may be a cheaper alternative so such researches are very welcome.
I was thinking about it. Cloudflare will use the same certificate to serve most of its clients, no? I mean, if you connect to the CDN you'll get both their certificate and the original site, am I right? If that's the case then cloudflare has to be careful to cut access to scamy sites when they are informed about them.