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.
Believe me, the DVD is dead and buried. I have 35,000 Standard Definition, and almost 10,000 720p movies on a 20Tb server that streams to my members, and I don't charge a dime.
So, if I can serve that up for about $100/mo, why can't legitimate businesses? If all those streaming pirates are making billions of dollars via advertisements, then why doesn't the MAFIAA exploit the same?
I can tell you why, they don't want to, because all those streaming pirates are NOT making the 'big' bucks, they do it out of passion. And 'Big Content' has zero passion. They want to continue to fuck the public for the big margins they were used to, hence the imaginary 'lost sale' bullshit.
I'm sorry, I thought you were arguing for middle ground between the maximalists and the abolitionists. We only began a crusade for abolishing copyright since the maximalists are demanding ever increasing enforcement and longevity.
Balance for what? Copyright was intended to reflect the intense labour inherent in creating the work in question, like scribes creating bibles. Today, there is no intensive work involved in creating copies, so remind me again why copright has been extended while the labour required to make copies has lessened?
Try a program called Handbrake, under Audio, you can mix-down to a more compatible quality for your particular system (good rule of thumb is target a level of quality known to playback to your liking). It is more than likely the built-in codecs in VLC might not be completely supported on your hardware.
With Handbrake you can convert the .mkv file to almost anything of lesser quality than the original, and potentially more compliant with your system.