I just did they 'meep' and they looped it so they could pay me less.
In 10 years a parent wants to show their kid a game they loved as a child, but the memory will be different because they didn't get the super duper extension in the contract for the voices, so they have to apply a patch removing the original voices and replacing them with computer generated voices that are tuned to not even be close to the original sound.
The 'my creations should support me forever' mentality is spreading... I blame the lawyers.
If you want higher fees for VO work, negotiate them... but let the concept of you read a script that someone else wrote, to fit the actions someone else spent months programming, someone else crafted the characters... and somehow you are the only one who should get paid royalties...
Also figure out that the computer is getting much closer to human voice with all of the emotion, your contribution could be replaced with a very small shell script.
I wonder if the FCC has the power to ask why with the billions looted from the Universal Service Fund, there are some people who can't even get dialup.
One would think with billions that there would be a common tier of service available to everyone, rather than money being spent to make sure these beneficiary's of a system to promote connecting everyone aren't passing laws to lock people out of being connected.
Perhaps if we demanded that Congress people are limited to the lowest available tier of service in their districts, they might take notice how those they allegedly serve aren't being served. Imagine what they might think if they had to live like us mere mortals who don't get the special Congresscritter rates & services.
They can say who is or isn't authorized, but they should not be told you need to pad your damages to X level so we can do it more. The penalty should fit the crime, not the tortured imaginations of corporations who want the 'hackers' to suffer for making them look foolish.
Laws don't wear out, laws become stupid over time. We still have laws on the books about telegraphs and carrier pigeons, because just bolting on new things and pretending the new works like the old is easier than actually having the laws reflect reality.
Weev found something that made ATT look completely stupid, and went to prison because ATT faces no law requiring them to secure their systems. So we punish people who stumble over something left exposed by a corp who saved some cash by not following security procedures.
Aaron had the entire weight of the government dropped on him to make an example of him... his 'crime' had no actual cash value and actually benefited society.
Laws should not be to allow corporations to save face for being stupid & shouldn't be used to send a message not to mess with the Feds or else. This law is flawed in the current structure, I mean where were the CFAA charges for the Smart Tv that went and scanned the entire home network it was connected to and send out file names to the mothership?
"due to some erratic user behaviour over the last few days"
Nothing like blaming the community you were praising seconds ago.
One is starting to think that perhaps someone should file to take down all of Sega's offerings from a platform. Then just chalk it up to an ooopsie & try to blame Sega for it happening. Perhaps if Sega was on the otherside of the situation perhaps they could start to understand what shitty takedowns cause for the innocents swept up by their laziness.
Content holders have no idea the damage bad takedowns cause for people, so they are tone deaf about the 'few' who had to pay the price because someone might use a hedgehog and not pay them.
Imagine the screaming outrage from Sega and a passive aggressive 'apology' blaming Sega for the issue. Perhaps then they could understand the real harm they are causing by nuking it all and letting Steam sort it out.
The people of Belgium should be very concerned about their courts & government. Having no clue how things actually work & refusing to accept reality isn't something you want in those charged with the running of the country. (See also: Congress)
They can throw all the fines they like but it will not solve the issue & most assuredly won't make M$ want to bother working with them. Why do anything for those who don't understand the basics, and even if you manage to do the impossible they will want more.
please explain how a thin cardboardish thing sprayed with scent is knocked off by a block of actual cedar cut into a pine tree shape that wasn't a direct copy of the trademarked design. One might think something a few millimeters thick wouldn't be confused with a thick piece of cedar.
Please explain how a tiny nonprofit represented any threat to the major corporation. Please explain how something retailing for 20x the price, not bearing the little trees name could reflect poorly on little trees.... well other than them pushing a non-profit out of business and screwing over people trying to rebuild their lives.
Perhaps it is time to look at what these societies are actually doing, which seems to be actively harming the public accessing content. Many of these ideas have no place in our current society, and many of these collection societies exist only to make themselves seem needed while interfering.
The world is a global platform, it is time to stop mucking everything up with 150 collection agencies pushing different things in 150 different places and just clean it all up and trim off the fat. We needed to pay people to go around and light the street lights at night, but we got better tech... lets replace these societies with a simple spreadsheet & actually pay the artists what is collected in their name.
One wishes they would. There is so much stupidity targeted at Google because they are successful. We won't try to compete, so tax Google for us. We don't like that Google does it better, make them less useful for us. We don't like that Google gives us traffic for free, and somehow is making money... they must be getting it by stealing it from us... make them pay us.
You do not have a right to be forgotten, you did something noteworthy enough that it was reported on. You do have a right to do better things and try to show you are not just 1 search result. If protecting your 'reputation' means that we have to edit history, your 'reputation' doesn't outweigh the publics right to know what happened.
Google should play hard ball and leave countries that try to appease the bleeting masses. Let them have Bing. You don't have the right to abuse Google & expect them to keep taking it. Imagine the uproar (that we've seen repeatedly) when a country demands X, Google complies to the letter of the law, and then has to deal with the complaints it was unfair they stopped doing what we made against the law.
Gee it sounds like accounting tricks to hide income which in turn would lower their taxes. Perhaps its time someone look at the tax code and explain to someone paying 23% how a studio takes in $500 Billion and somehow pays 2% because of their losses.
The system is outdated & antiquated. A throw-back to the good old days when the fat cats in the front office held their stars captive and took the lions share. Its time to force the books open, demand clarity, and stop letting them claim to be making nothing as the money rolls in.
You ever stop to wonder if some of the Hollywood execs who scream the loudest about piracy are just looking at the balance sheets they show investors who they are shafting?