At least he has fans. And he makes money without enforcing copyright on his works. So yeah, I do admire him for that. I also admire him for not censoring (except in cases of child porn) the comments. I can't even post on the MPAA or RIAA blogs. Not that I would. So yeah. Mike has fans.
Re: Response to: Anonymous Coward on May 17th, 2012 @ 3:44pm
He is not right in any way. If I buy a CD I am buying the music, not the format. As long as I retain the CD after I rip it, I am obeying the law. If I buy the CD, rip it, then return or sell it, then I am in the wrong.
I have a PS3 that I no longer use and one day I sued it to prop a door open. Was I in the wrong? I was using it in a different way than Sony intended...
RIM is a failing company. Their ship is sinking because they cannot adapt quickly enough. Look what happened when they tried to play catch-up with tablets - they released a tablet that could not access email. That's plain stupid. As their stock price slides into oblivion patent trolling will become more attractive regardless of how much the lawyers get.
This could backfire against the US. His fame and notoriety have increased as a result of the actions against him. What if his album is about kittens and puppies, but because of all this exposure, his sales went through the roof?
I have a Pandigital Novel eReader and don't have experience with anything else. So, having said that, can't they just plug their devices into their computers via USB and transfer that way or are they talking specifically USB Thumbdrives?
Why should I pay multiple times for the same content? By the time the movie makes it to DVD, the actor and everyone associated with it has been paid for their part, even the caterer and the guy sweeping the floors. At this point the actors get a cut of every sale, rental or license. That being the case, if I have a DVD of Mystery Men and want to watch it on my iPod, I have no problem ripping it because everyone has already been paid...right?
When was the last time anyone was prosecuted or even arrested for ripping a DVD for personal use?
I'm pretty sure the answer to that last question is never.
No one is answering his question because he didn't ask one. He asked for something to be explained to him a little more. But in fine AC fashion, you misrepresent and try to claim that no one will answer his question and try to cast doubt on the Techdirt community.
So I'll ask a question of my own.
Why don't you explain it to him a little more instead of making shit up? Oh, because that would take time away from whatever other blogs you patrol and Firstpost. It would also open you up to more criticism, and you just can't take that. At all.
"He can say it, but he cannot TRADE on it - that is a difference."
It's no difference to an 'artist'. If he can't say he created Ghost Rider at a comic book convention then where else is he going to say it? If he says it on his website, and that website generates cash, do you honestly believe Disney will leave him alone?
As for the Lion King...of course it's not the same work. Tezuka's work was done decades before the Lion King came out. I know because I grew up with it and remember watching it as a young boy. I watched it and other shows like Ultraman, Johnny Sokko, Starblazers and Marine Boy - as did millions of other children. Some of those children grew up and even went to work at Disney...The similarities between the two are staggering. But since we're talking about Disney and a Japanese production company, I guess it's okay.