Who here has seen those 30-60 minute PAID commercial TV shows? Have you heard at the beginning that..
"This show contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing". "Viewer discretion advised." "Intended for mature audiences only." (Mature takes on a double meaning.) "Contains scenes of a sexual nature." (Namely, explicit, bare-breasted sex on a kitchen table, to give but one example) "This programme contains strong language." "This programme contains language." Or "mild language," even. This video, before a show on The BBC is a notable (and hilarious) example of a program using the "language" variant. "Strong, bloody violence." "Mild peril." "The opinions expressed in this show do not necessarily reflect the views of (the network or production company)"
ABC Family has one just before The 700 Club that deletes the "necessarily".
Know what inspired piracy when I was young? 1. Availability..No locations in my area had the program, game, movie, Video, music. 2. Price..If it was Available, it was over priced. I live on a budget, a VERY SLIM budget. Low wages does not give you much choices. IF' I had money I would PROBABLY BUY IT.. 3. Store selection..Stores can not STOCK 10,000 titles. Old and new, and the STRANGE stuff, imported stuff.. And if they Do, its Over priced. A full series of Anime in Japan is $5-10, in the USA you Start at $30.
4. TODAY..Its packaging..We dont NEED the BOX, Shipping, handling, Artwork on the cover, or a STORE FRONT and the utilities and rent that it incurs..That is 75-90% of the pricing.
A company can NOW, go to DIRECT distribution, or thru smaller corps that have NO or LITTLE overhead Charges. When the MAKERS of a game are getting less then $1 per copy of a game selling for $50-70 per sale.. Think of Movie and TV, with Less overhead for distribution. What would it cost to do DIRECT distribution? IF Broadcast TV got rid of all the relay stations, and towers they need to spread a signal and just send up a satellite or 2.. They could send a signal to the WHOLE of the USA. Do they do it? NO!. Why dont they do it? because they have control of the WHOLE system, including most of the distribution. They are getting money from every part of the system.
If you really want to understand this.. Old days the maker of a game MIGHT get $1 per copy, going thru a distribution system. Today..A maker selling a game DIRECT, can lower the prices and make MOST of the sale price in Profit..$20 game can be $10 profit. after you pay off server time and a few other things. depending on How many people buy the game.
Movies in the Old days sent, in the mail, 12"-18" Reels, 4-6 of them..to EACH theater..which is expensive and a PAIN.. NOW they can have a server and send the WHOLE movie over the net or even DIRECTLY thru the mail on Blue ray disks.
Are these companies trying to make things CHEAPER?? no..
20 years ago we started..not the future. When Corporations raised the money that the Top people get by 100 times, and didnt raise the lower income levels.. Go look at corp wages in the early 1990's and compare after 2000.. A corp in the USA now, is 10 people getting money, while 1000 people WORK in another country to make the product. And there is only a few reasons they do it. WE prosecute polluters. The price of materials in other countries is CHEAPER then in USA..we FORCE prices up when people want something. Japan STOPPED producing, Taiwan cut back production, Others have jumped off of production, because of pollution. EVEN CHINA is starting to shift...They are going to Africa to do production.
The only free trade was having USA corps, have products MADE in other countries and SHIPPED to the USA.. Sometimes put together IN THE USA..
After that, the price of the product was, AS-IF, it was made with GOLD in the USA..
Shipping, handling, distribution, and the CORPS make more money ont he products then the original costs.. MOST of the problems in making things int he USA tends to be 2 things.. Material cost..Materials in the USA are TOP PRICED in the world. Top managers get wages Equal or greater then the 100 workers below them.. The Top CEO in Japan air, took a wage cut, to earn LESS then his pilots..This will never happen in the USA.
Remember when Broadcast was/is free?? When there were GOOD shows on broadcast..its getting really Crap now..Some reason Broadcast is turning to Cop shows, Judges, repeats of other crap.. This came from a time when CORPS had to setup their OWN broadcast system and relay stations...ALL OVER the country.. It was/is free..
Cable companies TRIED to give a better system, that could hold more stations and give a better selection in the areas.. FAIL. and Failed worse over time..
Other countries setup Satellites.. 1-2 to cover Large areas, and many countries.. For free TV service. Insted of placing cables all over, or Thousands of Broadcast antennas and relay stations..
So Why pirate? Watch what you want.. When you want.. Including all the OLD stuff, New Stuff, and Stuff thats not available in the USA..Stuff released FROM USA to other countries, no longer in the USA and you cant watch it..
Why would you really want to stop adverts on your computer? or Who is responsible for you stopping adverts on your computer?
its been a long hoe on WHO did what, and Why we try to protect ourselves after. But the reason being that Sites dont scan 3rd party(adverts from services OFF' site)
Long story short..I re-installed WinXP on a system, and it had Dialup so decided to set that up. I let the system connect to the net and the first site was MSN. The system started acting funny, as the page was half loaded, and the modem was Downloading TONS more. I knew what was happening, and decided to wait and watch. After 15 minutes, it settled down. The Browser was acting funny, and things just got weird..
So I closed down and loaded Protections(using other computer)...15 Virus and 53 bots.. I reported this to MSN, as well as asked them if they Ever scanned incoming adverts for problems.. 1 year later, MSN Stopped adverts.
So. WHO is responsible for your computer Crapping out.. YOU, the Site, the Advertiser, the Product being SOLD?? Considering that IF' you could find the info on your computer and KNEW which site you got it from, you could SUE the site. With That info(of who they were dealing with for the 3rd party adverts) you could SUE the advertiser. THEN you could get the advertisers info of WHO made the advert and added the bots/virus(if they will give it to you, if they dont, sue them again). You must understand, that the maker of the Advert may not be PARt of the company, but there has to be a Identifier for the company to PAY him for his advert. So you can SUE HIM ALSO..and probably get him arrested for 5-10 year.
So, WHY do we Block all this Stuff, and have Advert companies getting upset? WELL there are a few suggestions.
What would be nice, is IF' you get data from a site, that a small notation of its location, you received it, would be very nice. makes tracking easy. And windows and Linux have this ability.
I send notes to Sites about Absorbing the Advert and making it part of their site, rather them sending from another location and posting to my machine. Make it part of the site you are ON, and SCAN the Scripts..
Another idea is for sites to ADVERT the things that wish to support, not using 3rd party adverts. This should give them more money as they are going direct and there is no Middle company trying to advert to us. yes, its more work, you may even have to MAKE the advert yourself, but its SAFE..and those that visit will PROBABLY ALLOW more of your site.
SERIAL programming of scripts. What this means is that, Scripts are made so you cant SKIP them. A site will not come up until you ALLOW the script. And when you do, MORE scripts come up to be allowed. Iv seen sites with over 20 scripts to be allowed before you could see anything. i wont goto those sites anymore.. There are lots of ways that can make it HARD to view a site until you ALLOW more scripts..
Any more creative comments are good. But HOW can we solve this problem? The sites need the revenue, the advertisers want to advert..but HOW can we get these folks to understand, NOT TO ADD BOTS AND CRAP to our machines?
Yes, I like that.. But FIRST, let us access all the information we can on our elected officials, those surrounding them, and how about Our corporations.. RELEASE those first, and I will get back to you about MY PERSONAL info..
Also Judge, Do you know how Corps and thieves use personal info? Would you like to give us your Credit card number? How about your Social sec number.. With either 1 of those we could steal your Identity.. IF you didnt know..
The tidbits Iv heard over the years from all the trade agreements, tended to not gain anything except profits to those with copyrights..And give rights to corps, that were NEVER needed by anyone, except the corps. Ask canada, and the Aussie's..
Is it funny that politicians are the MAIN ones trying to do this, for themselves?
YOU really have to wonder about this idea. HOW are the cops going to TRACK people if they arent shown on the net? Right to be forgotten, on Youtube, MSN, Yahoo, EXCITE, G+, FACEBOOK,...,..., every newspaper.. HOW can you be invisible..
All this is going to do, is give people a way to HIDE. Like being an idiot at a party, at the beach, getting Drunk, beating your wife, your KIDS being stupid..
This all started over a Politician and a news paper..and google having it linked.
NOW think about that..A LINK to another site would be illegal.. HOW many sites, can give you LINKS to videos, music, and Other GRAY area's.. Anyone wish to turn off, LINKING for a day? Every search engine would go DOWN. Every Ref. link would go down. Every News aggregator would GO DOWN. Every link in TD would go down.. AND in the BASIC structure..DNS is a Link program.
It was interesting.. WE had broadcast TV..We have 10-12 channels.. CABLE STARTEd with promises.. Less commercials Almost free. but after this debate with the Broadcasters...LOOK at that word..BROADCASTERS. They didnt want to SELL their signal to be distributed PAST certain areas, and if you wanted to send it AROUND...they were going to Charge for it.
Before CABLE/SAT...The broadcasters got money from? ADVERTISERS..from the areas they were in. the signal was free, but they only got money IF' they advertised.. THEN we got 20-50 channels we had never seen..AND TONS of adverts. AND WE PAID for it..
So, from a service that got PAID by adverts To a system Paid by, YOU, ME, Adverts, RENTED TIME SLOTS, RENTED CHANNELS(the corps Own most channels, and LEASE them to others, they dont use them) And over TIME these prices have gone up..ALOT..
Lets ask something. HOW much money and maintenance would it take for 1 Broadcaster to setup to be heard AROUND the USA.. 1000 Antennas? with POWER and RELAY access to the signal.. Or send it to 3-5 companies, THRU THE SAT NETWORK. WHICH would be cheaper and give you nation wide coverage, CHEAP?
Something to add..There are OTHER nations, that give SAT service for the price of the BOX..and they have DVR abilities. FREE.. PAy for 1-3 Sats, or install 1000 Antenna(maintenance, and power and other things) relays?? Hmmmm..