Intellectual property once again interfering with individual private property rights.
Which will be forgotten when Mickey Mouse is due to go into it again
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Freedom and privacy have a price, and it is a price that is well worth paying.
No wonder I am seeing this on so many Twitter bios these days.
Samsung knows of all the porn I watch from my external hard drive (as well as pornhub)?
"Applying the 5% profit margin to SNEP’s figures changes the percentages of ‘take home’ money quite dramatically, as you can see below.
SNEP and E&Y calculate that labels earn €0.26 net profit for each subscription, while digital platforms earn just €0.10 per €9.99."
I do suspect some Hollywood accounting here.
People need to vote with their wallets. If they care about music, stop buying from the major labels and support local and independent music by buying direct from artists.
Artists also need to wake up and see who is actually screwing them over and realise that they now have better options.
This is why 99% of the music I buy these days is from here:
And Facebook to prompt all UK users to register to vote in the upcoming election.
Private companies doing the government's bidding. Scary times.
HTC's making it easy for users to root their devices is the reason I decided on the One M8 for my phone upgrade.
Fiio's allowing users to mod the interface of the X5 is one of the reasons (sound quality and format support being the others) I went for that device over others.
Kobo's support of the basic .epub format is why I went for a Kobo e-reader over a Kindle.
If the device ain't flexible, I ain't interested.
The worst part of this is that it is happening in the unelected House of Lords with no new debate or vote in the House of Commons.
Whatever your stance on the Snoopers Charter, this is an egregious breach of parliamentary power.
By their logic, the loudness of the music in my car must also be a public performance.
My head hurts
Does anyone with a shred of intelligence take Ted Cruz seriously?
At a time when it has been announced that our public borrowing has increased yet again.
Massive budget deficit (trade deficit too) leading to more and more debt and we throw money at an agency looking out for one industry. You couldn't make this crap up.
Actually, the new U2 album being free disproves the "best things in life are free" adage.
The biggest scandal here is that Apple and U2 are forcing the new U2 album on Itunes users whether they want it or not.
Making the exception virtually worthless. Awesome.
I'm pretty sure a fatwa has been issued against me.
And I thought governments were authoritarian.
Cactus VPN: VPN for hiding what I am doing from my ISP. Smart DNS for getting around pointless geographical content restrictions. All for less than a Netflix subscription/
As far as I am aware, that will still be illegal.
This is just legalising private copying for back up purposes, burning to CD or copying to MP3 player/phone.