great, now they'll get DMCA takedowns at 1Gbps.
aw that pesky Pirate Eric!
Was he responsible for Billy Idol too?!
Actually, that's a good point. Elton John and Rolling Stones try to not spend a lot of time in UK because of the taxes. Oh the irony...
yep, now he has to allow others to profit from his recorded work :-)
i think both are right. IIRC Brian did hold an honorary doctorate (just as a lot of other musicians do, albeit not in astrophysics), but then he actually finished his thesis and became a real doctor.
Russia doesn't always censors websites, but when it does, it censors them all.
well, coincidentally, livejournal is also a place where a lot of political bloggers (and yes, "extremists") post their writings too.
i'll have to say that milking the back catalog certainly has its merits too. i've seen Brian May live, playing Bijou. i can now die without regrets.
For a long time i thought that IFPI stood for International Federation of Pornographic Industry...
Back to the point - i guess, it's because the music industry overall is expanding, while *legacy* music industry is shrinking.
Have you ever dealt with computer-illiterate people, especially those with a ban hammer in their hands? Those who have no idea what is the Internet?
About a quarter of population in Russia believes that the Internet is Yandex, Mail.Ru Vkontakte (local Google, GMail and Facebook). A sizable number of (mostly old, 40+) people believe that the Internet is some kind of place where people can hack your computer by just looking at it, where there's terrorists and hackers everywhere, and where a good, law-abiding citizen has no business in being. Do you *really* think these people know the difference between an IP address, domain name and a website?
You obviously judge it by looking at yourself and your little sister. You are young, and so is she. 6 year old people don't go to be a judge. But some old-ass technology illiterate schmuck in his 60's - perfectly can. Especially if his daddy was a judge too.
In other words, you have no idea of what is Russia.
Queen did an album with Paul Rogers four years ago.
It's especially depressing seeing Brian on this list. I wounder if he even knows if he's on this list. It did happen before, right? (*cough* Creative America *cough*)
You obviously never met a Russian "don't correct me, bitch" person in power.
it wasn't an accidental block in a sense that they meant to block a certain livejournal blog. it was an accidental block in a sense that they really didn't mean to take down ALL of livejournal, it's just that they lack the necessary competence to distinguish between websites, domains and IP addresses.
As much as i would like otherwise, it wasn't the case of "collateral damage". It's simple incompetence. Something similar happened a few times (IIRC, with LiveJournal as well) already, so you would think those in power would at least think twice before dealing with what they have no clue about at all, but that's not how Russia works. As the Russian saying goes, "who lived in Russia, doesn't laugh in circus".
that would be the rare time i would like the whole country to actually listen what D.C. guys have to say...
when was the last time Constitution really mattered to anyone in power?
Mike, i'm sorry, but obviously you didn't pay attention to what was happening in Lybia. It wasn't an uprising. I don't know what's up with Syria as i haven't been watching closely, but Lybia was a completely different scenario from Egypt.
this is why selling pirated stuff is frowned upon in the pirate community.