this isn't meant to do anything for the public but to make sure that they must abide by the whims of the corporations that the USTR answers to.
If this was actually meant for the public, we could see it and have input.
Perhaps it is time to halt funding USTR until such time as they decide to include the public. They will of course never happen, we can screw up the entire nation because one small minded dolt wants to win points against a law he dislikes but to halt the wholesale screwing over of the people he is supposed to represent? Hell no.
How about we balance the rights of the people back to where it should be? He talks about everyone but the people he is meant to represent. Artists, Tech blah blah blah... the people always end up screwed.
And now the appeal will be lost. A government will never admit their own fault, so this will be shown as Google being evil and crashing them because they were unhappy with the courts ruling. The appeal will be decided on that factor rather than the law because Google needs to be taught a lesson. This works perfectly
I shouldn't have to change how the system has worked, everyone else should keep my business model relevant. Without me nothing else would happen, so everyone else owes me a living. You tech companies make money, but only because of my creations... nothing you other people have done rises to my artistic pinnacle.
Perhaps instead of chasing tech companies, they should instead be asking why the labels aren't giving them more in an age when costs have dropped because of tech.
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Todd Ramos isn't very smart is he? Todd Ramos didn't bother to put the time into looking at the site he wanted to scare into doing his bidding. Todd Ramos, if he had been good at his job, would have noticed the sheer number of people who hate junk SEO "wizards" and know how the system works better than he does. Todd Ramos should have figured out, once it is on the internet just because he hits delete doesn't make it cease to exist. Todd Ramos should find a new line of work, because pissing off the people on TechDirt is stupid, going after BoingBoing is colossally stupid. Todd Ramos can claim he can manage anything, but really should consider that he is over-matched here. Todd Ramos pisses off people who make the series of tubes work, and thinks he'll be fine. Todd Ramos, isn't that the guy I heard that story involving goats about? Todd Ramos who is working for BayBrook might finally get enough people annoyed with the antics to have a much closer look taken at this story and amplify the negative thoughts of his client and himself. Todd Ramos is working hard to end his career and ruin his clients.
Well done Todd Ramos, the internet salutes you destroying your business and taking down your clients at the same time.
Oh and because I learned it on BoingBoing... Todd Ramos, christ what an asshole.
Is the sky blue? Is water wet? Such are the levels of mystery involved in these cases.
While one can argue that it is a herculean effort to attempt to whack-a-mole to take all of the copies out there, that is how the system is supposed to work. Google doesn't host the files, so sending them notices accomplishes nothing beyond being able to claim Google isn't doing enough. Trying anything else might hurt their bottom line, so it is easier to allow the content to remain out there and increase their profit stream from pursuing IP addresses and demanding payment from the name on the bill who might not be the guilty party.
They do this while it is clear from the downloads there is demand to see this movie now, rather than in 6-8 months when the sacred window release chart says it is the right time to launch it at a high price. They talk about the millions they are losing, because they refuse to compete in the market and satisfy consumer demand. They are stuck in the old days of making money at each tier of release, even as more and more people are moving away from that model. They pray that cord cutting is a fad that will not catch on, because then they might need to shift the model and actually compete as the releases might no longer be staggered and the consumer might see something else they will pay to watch instead.
"A&M has employees who actively watch for trademark violations" And here I thought their job was to educate people and give them a degree. How much of the revenue collected form their trademarks lowers the costs for students?