I can rent a studio for my music to be recorded. I can commission an agency to run an advertising campaign for me. I can pay for hosting of my music (or in this case, spotify can pay me) to distribute it. I can hire a manager to do all this stuff for me.
Nowhere in this process my copyright needs to be reassigned. It's high time artists forget viewing labels as a huge contributor to the release process, because they're no longer.
OR if they get into one of this ISDS shit, India should set a precedent on not considering "lost expected profits" as lost physical assets (which they are not) and fighting back secret corporate kangaroo courts.
Taxing the internet were only the last straw of a string of new taxes introduced by his majesty Orban Viktor, who figures himself our glorious ruler.
People are fed up by the government's ad-hoc, incompetent, corrupt politics.
The fact that people were there from every kind of age group and political affiliations is a good indication that this movement is not initiated by one party or organization. I don't think any political party could rally much people, because most of the hungarians doesn't believe in politics anymore.
1. The first demonstration were about the planned tax. One day later the govt. "agreed" (they "planned" this all along) to cap the tax for 700Ft / person, and that it'll be paid by the ISP (lol). The second demonstration were to remind the government, that we don't want cap on the tax, we don't want assurances that the ISP will pay it, we want the tax gone entirely.
2. Theoretically they don't demand the full amount from the ISP. They demand the capped amount per person from the ISP. (which they say won't be shifted to the customers, but that's a complete utter bullshit)
So you see, we're still angry, still up in arms, and the government got another deadline to think this through. If they won't, the next event is scheduled to november, when they vote on the taxes.
The amount of the tax is not THAT big, but it's not the point. The point is that it is a foot-in-the-door tax, set without any kind of consultation with the people of Hungary (democracy? what's that?). That's why people want it gone completely. It's a battle of wills, to remind the government that it (should) serve the people, and not the other way.
In Hungary I _searched_ for TTIP protests in the news, and could only find fringe sites mentioning it, sparsely. No mainstream media, nothing fancy. I wouldn't even know about save for techdirt and some other foreign news sites.
While I agree with you, I'm still pissed about google shoveling down g+ on everyone's throat. This bias is just another attemp to force a product no one really want, but google would benefit from greatly.