How was it a fault of the chat platform?
I have a feeling, but don't know for sure, that there was an unusual (for this site) reticence when it came to asking questions and perhaps a smaller number of readers than techdirt might have hoped for, watching live.
I thought it might be an issue to do with the time of day rather than anything else and perhaps that's something that Mike might take on board.
It is a little that he thinks it's cool of HBO to allow him to sell it DRM free.
DRM doesn't work, sure it's cool that they have allowed him to do it, but only if it is cool for them to not force him or his fans to jump through hoops.
It's not exactly taking a risk because DRM doesn't work and everyone knows it, it annoys people who buy the products but it doesn't stop anyone from copying them.
But while it's not actually cool that they've allowed it, it is kind of cool that perhaps reality is beginning to trump the fantasy world of DRM.
He didn't go on a major blitz true.
But what he did do, is make use of those email addresses that people asked him to make use of when they bought his beacon theater gig.
"Hello there. I am Louis C.K. for now. You are a person who opted into my email list, when you bought my Live at the Beacon standup special. As I promised, I have left you alone for a long time. Well, those days are over."
Only those of us who preferred to not opt in to receiving further emails have been taken by surprise here.
Yes, last month they got 9% of the vote in Berlin and this month opinion polls are suggesting 9% support nationwide.
The demographic? I don't know but do imagine it is likely to be younger people, who are more clued in to how technology and modern culture actually work.
But the idea that they wouldn't vote is pretty much blown out of the water by the elections in Berlin last month.
That parties in other countries have failed to represent the interests of the younger demographic is probably why they tend not to vote.
That in Germany a party is representing their interests may explain why a non voting demographic just made major inroads.
Whether or not they will sustain or increase their current level of support until the next nationwide elections is another matter.
and you do also realise that what it actually says is that as a result of the warning letters, there would be 650,000 seeding torrents and uploading infringing content, which I rather suspect is not what whoever it was intended to say.
You are rather coming across as quite a long way over into deranged territory.
It is true though, people should not be flagged for spewing complete bs but the readers here are only human, not some saintly advanced species that have learnt techniques for coping with people who froth at the mouth.
Your position ootb is less nuanced and more deluded. You are in fact what you accuse everyone else of being; someone who believes that they have the right to decide what price or value should be applied to the work of other people.
The figures also don't allow you to say that only 6.8 per cent brave it out to the second stage, you have absolutely no idea whether people if they were infringing when they received the first letter stopped or not. If they were infringing they now may be doing so in more difficult to identify ways. The only thing you can say is that fewer second strike letters have been sent, in itself it has no meaning, except presumably to the French post office.
Don't forget Mike the Authorities in France are being quite reasonable, according to them back in April they had tracked 18 Million file sharers it just takes time and resources to send out the letters.
650,000 people in France have just gotten the wake up call they needed to use more secure methods of downloading content.
Apparently 44,000 are slow learners, or possibly fax machines.
Just 60, potentially people without computers have reached the third strike.
Radio play also sells music, but the radio stations pay?
It isn't surprising given their win-win-win-win historical setup that the music labels and licencing agencies are slow to adapt to the digital era, they've effectively lived in what to anyone else would be fantasy land for the last 50 years.
It's the same in Ireland as well, if you play music in your music store to help sell the music, you have to pay a licence so that the writers,performers can be duly rewarded.
But then, it's actual an insane concept even for non music retailers, so what's a bit more insanity between friends.
Heck, that he didn't challenge you on comparing possible copyright infringement with a bank robber was what surprised me.
A car passes by driven by someone whose face you don't see and catch a few bars of the music they are listening to.
We will skip over, for the moment the fact that said driver has committed the offence of an unwanted and probably unlicensed public performance because we have bigger fish to fry (Don't worry, we won't forget and they will get taken to court for the public performance part later).
There is every chance that the music being played was an unauthorized copy (it could be... and given all the piracy it probably is),
obviously taking the licence plate number and using it for further identification makes sense and what makes further sense is that unless the registered owner can prove that the music being played was not an infringing copy and identify the person responsible for the infringement then they should face legal threats and costs.
Typical consumertard, taking money out of the mouths of creators and their families by not being willing to pay more than you're prepared to pay normally.
What people have to understand is that creators work very hard to make movies, it involves a lot of people and a lot of time, often over a year, and if you aren't prepared to pay 30 measly bucks to watch what it took over a thousand people to make, then you must think they are nothing better than slaves.
In many ways you consumertards are worse than the pirates, they at least make no bones about watching without paying at least in that moment of time, but paying "consumers" think that the pittance they hand over somehow covers their obligation to the people who sweated blood to make this entertainment for them.
What is six bucks or ten bucks or fifteen bucks from you worth to the thousands of people involved?
A kick in the teeth that's what it is.
Why oh why won't people learn to properly appreciate what the studios do for them.
The MPAA needs to start making instructive videos telling the peons exactly how much they get for the pennies they grudgingly pay.