Here's a thought. They are after all senators and part of there duty is to uphold the constitution. Yet, in the course of there duties they are to listen to there constituents in there respective states and vote accordingly. Furthermore to actually read the bill they are voting on for said constituents. Conclusion is how the hell is in the best interest of the People.
Not corruption? I'd buy sea side property here in Utah on that. Incompetence you can draw your own conclusion on your respective representatives. So the problem may be neither corruption or incompetence and in one word in your conclusion, the blind. Will-full ignorance on the part of the electorate that is supposed to covering our asses is a dam sure fire way to burn the country around you as well.
After all it is the sincerest form of flattery. :)
When anybody tells me its annoying and wrong(culturally) I tell them in my most morbid joke I have in my repertoire. Fine, lets shoot all the kids because this is how they learn to function as an adult.
Might want to check into some facts into say oh. YAL & RTR, the modern day equivalents, they also have independent media on there side this time round as well. And yes, thus far there ability to affect change is has been slim. Yet the movement is growing under a flag ship of the Tea Party & Campain for Liberty and more to the point the parroting by every GOP presidential candidate of the Principles Ron Paul has beckoned on for 30 years. Oh and btw I havn't met a face yet in these groups that hark on narcissism. If standing up for individual liberty is somehow synonymous with immediate gratification then count me among them.
In the last post somebody pointed out only willful infringement... for full description...
Shadow16nh, Jun 16th, 2011 @ 4:59pm
This article grossly misrepresents the implications of the proposed bill.
People who upload innocuous covers to YouTube and those who may link to them elsewhere will be absolutely unaffected by it.
Read the bill more carefully and you’ll see that the “…10 or more public performances…” stipulation is only applicable in conjunction with one or more of the subsequent provisions.
You fail to note that this law only applies to *intentional* infringements where the total retail value of the performances exceeds $2,500 and the total fair market value of licenses for such use must exceed $5,000.
Please check your facts more thoroughly in the future before allowing yourself to take an alarmist stance."
I'll stand by the alarmist every time when intentional infringes are anybody with a regular cam or web-cam, making public performance with music they bought & making a living doing so. The same can be said for any service or performance art that uses music.
It's bad enough Happy Birthday is copyrighted. And yet, only enforced in a public.. or I mean private restraunts. This bill effectively reaches in to a private home and says you cant work for yourself.
I was going for joking levity in a stressful time when I mentioned the cam-girls and yet your basically saying go strip elsewhere, we want a clean internet neighborhood. Boggles the mind.
Considering we cant even figure out the age of consent and methods of coherence from state to state? Top of that in most countries your allowed to hunt at the age of 12 but not have sex or drink. Scratch that, you can drink at 12 in some countries. Oh, and don't get me started on people being stuck in sex offender tent cities because they decided to fall in love with a freshmen in high-school there graduating year. Fun fact, it was 10 originally in English common law and gradually grew from there.
It's amazing how many times I see the Eudophilia poster in the demotivationals.