cable and broadcast executives (and if you're Comcast NBC Universal, that's one and the same) could stop all of this right now if they were willing to offer more flexible channel lineups and compete on price, but they've grown too fat and comfortable to notice the storm clouds gathering on the horizon
I'd say they are actually moving to address this problem. It's just that it isn't in the way you (and pretty much anyone not linked to the industry) are proposing. They are trying via bought/imposed laws and treaties. So we will see blood before we get better services. It has been this way in the past, it will be this way in the future.
Re: Re: Re: The only allowed creation is authorized creation
That. Sometimes a mere remake of an old movie with better resources produces an entire new work because the details gain life and richness. I mean, take any black and white, mute movie and push new cameras, effects and treatment on it and you have an entirely new creation that does not deprive the original of its value. I always watch both/all movies when such thing happens (and both new and old are available).
Re: The only allowed creation is authorized creation
Have my insightful vote, sir.
If anything, this is not promoting creativity, arts and whatever. This version would NOT be produced anyway and the author clearly didn't make any money on it so how the hell is this a win for anybody? I think the reasoning behind this is the same of giving a 75 year post mortem copyright lock, whatever this reasoning is since the decease will not be creating anything anymore.
Hmmm... The obvious difference is that computer generated stuff would have a much higher output. Hopefully things generated by an algorithm fall directly into public domain or this could get ugly pretty quickly considering current copyright laws and the garbage that benefit from it (the MAFIAA).
what kind of world do we live in that such a thing should even be necessary?
Gosh I'm emphasizing this. I thought exactly that right after the title.
But thinking for a while isn't it exactly what happens from time to time in history? Some idiot(s) reach the power and proceed to oppress those that can't fight back until a portion of society (sometimes from the bottom, other times from the same 'aristocracy) decides it's enough and start doing something about it.
Of course sometimes it involves vampire hunting, beheading and superhuman abilities but that's another story.
Awesome. I decided to name my car Johnny and write a book about my fictional adventures on it so I can sue Volkswagen to get a cut of every car produced. Think of Johnny and his maintenance needs! Though truth be said Johnny can last for more than 75 years after I die so I think we should extend copyrights to infinity. Think of Johnny!
The FBI is behaving like it’s above the law," Grassley said in a statement provided to POLITICO on Monday evening. "Simply refusing to cooperate with a court-ordered request is not an appropriate course of action.
Bravo. Now who is being arrested/severely punished for acting outside of the law? Nobody? Why are we complaining about?
The Congress has been happy to delegate their Constitutional powers to whoever pays best while simply refusing to actually put the Executive back in its place and the worst he has to say about it is "not an apropriate course of action"? Really?