I'd love to see the two candidates try to differentiate themselves on this issue. Unfortunately, it would just be a question of who's "tougher on piracy," not of either of them being interested in a debate over what truly helps the economy and culture in this area.
They're both corporate shills of the highest order. Hell, at least Romney is consistent in portraying himself that way. Obama fakes populism on occasion. I vote Pirate Party.
Dude, thank god someone pointed this up. The troll apparently thinks that "making music for music" is qualitatively different from making a song for use in a film. If the contrasting examples were writing a song and writing a commercial jingle, I'd be more onboard, but (1) that's not the contrast that the troll presented; and (2) Moby.
In fact, "making music for music" is probably the dumbest phrase I've ever heard.
Gutsy and brilliant, is what it was. It's putting the heart of the thing right up front, so if Finesse wants to press his case, he has to do it against not just legal wranglers and talking heads, but against a real artist who spits dope IP lyrics.
Make it anyway, and use all the music you want. Then get sued into bankruptcy, but know that you made the movie you wanted to make and that that's more important than the money. If you truly believe that, then god bless you and show the estate where to shelve it.
No /s/ here. Totally serious. No one can stop you from making a piece of art--they can only come for you after the fact.
See above on legislative history. That's normally open for consultation when a vote is happening. Think that'll hold true here? If not, no vote should take place. If so, then WHAT'S THE POINT OF KEEPING IT SECRET NOW?