I heard this on the radio this morning here in Baltimore. Thank goodness someone had some good sense. I suspect the police will try another tactic. I wonder if the guy will get his confiscated equipment back now?
I wish I watched this show heretofore just so I could say I would no longer be watching it because of this..... but I can't, because I don't generally watch TV.
I don't understand why the owner of the domain has decided to just hand over the domain, though. That seems... beyond necessary. Wonder how long before the show's website stops linking to it?
You really DO need help. I despise Comcast as much as the next person, but being upset at them for actually figuring out how to prevent you from doing what they tell you very plainly you can't do on their service is flat out stupid.
You can say "F you", but that doesn't change your own level of intelligence.
One more judge to be removed from duty!
Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org - I recommend others joining me in expressing how shameful we find their actions are to them directly by email.
While we can only hope that copyright eventually gets fixed, meanwhile we can try to express our disappointment with such shameful abusers directly.
Not that I'm ever one to side with the media conglomerates, but the Anonymous One's point is kind of valid, IMHO. You're quick to include their initial fronting for the tour support, but then you totally discount the money the band makes from that investment.
We all know you side with the people, Mike - but you don't have to hide evidence that doesn't fit. The evidence is still plain enough without it.
If you're not going to include the profits that the band [and/or label] makes from the tour, don't include the money they get fronted for it. It still comes out looking quite bad.
Of course we're talking about the industry as a whole, not the entrenched players. The RIAA and MPAA has been milking the industry for decades while providing little value in return, and really, it's been pointed out time and again how they're actually HARMING the little guys.
Though to argue the last comment - I don't think the politicians "fall for it" - they're just eager to accept the money. Desperation to save a dying business model comes with a price tag.
Claiming that everyone you're spouting your misinformation to is wrong and that it's truth because that's what you were taught is pretty revealing. Being taught something is only half the war, Anti-Mike. Once a thing is learned, you should not blindly accept it as truth, but put it to the test. I know the media groups don't like to follow or promote that sort of thinking, but the rest of the world usually does.
Obviously you have been taught half-truths and even fictions in some cases. P2P is so widely used simply because it IS faster. I routinely download my WoW updates at over 2MB/sec. Two MEGABYTES A SECOND. Find me a server that'll do that for me, I beg you.
Not all end-users are peers. They need software for that. So do clients, actually. And servers. But any two end-users COULD be peers, and the more there are, the better peering could be. Don't let yourself get confused by deceit.
Spreading incorrect "facts" and misleading lies here won't work. There's too many of us who can see through the BS you're trying to spread.
You can also usually set windows computers up to fake the mac address, too, so not really all that big a deal for anyone who knows wtf they're doing.. but the point is, it inconveniences the fucknuts ruining the world one dumb law at a time, and that's just fun. :)
Actually, Bentley got the best jab in, if you ask me..
That's quite the tour - D.C. to Californey to France? Can we say jet lag? Eek!
I'm in D.C., but as cool as this sounds, I've got doctor appointments I've been waiting more than a month for.
Good luck and have fun!
There's certainly little sympathy out there for these companies, let alone loyalty, and they simply don't care. It's the craziest business model in the world, like a collander on wheels, and just keep lumbering on, even as the noodles continually slide right out the holes.
One last thing, after reading the original article (which is to say, the article that this article reported on references yet another article (stopthecap.com) - it does say that the cable company and ESI are in discussions over the situation, trying to find ways to make the solution work for all involved. I didn't see that point covered here, so I thought I'd point that out.