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  •  Intellectual property rights have been upheld by (0+ / 0-)

    the courts and has been recognized by most western governments have for many years now.  There is no sense in me arguing this with you.  Mr Lessig a prominent anti copyright lawyer has been rejected by the supreme court on about three times now.

    It's time to move past this and figure out how IP rights are going to be recognized and protected in the 21st century over the internet.  The lure of free content over the net is strong for many, but is unsustainable economically not to mention illegal.

    Right man, right job and right time

    by Ianb007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 04:21:32 PM PST

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    •  Unsustainable for "property holders" (0+ / 0-)

      you mean.

      The false premise of IP, that ideas are property, has been ignored and often repudiated all around the world and the lobby continually pushing that ridiculous view will lose power as content begins being created throughout the world rather than relying on Hollywood.

      America was built on violating England and other European power's IP and China is following suit vis a vis America.

      IP is not constitutional as being framed today, but that's irrelevant really because the world and people in the United States simply disregard laws that claim otherwise.

      •  It's unsustainable for every one. (0+ / 0-)

        No content creators means no content. Everyone loses. The consumers and the producers.  Hollywood is not the sole creators of content.  They have never been.  Content has been created all over the world for thousands of years.  What an idiotic thing to say.

        I don't have a false premise of IP. You do.  IP laws are constitutional weather you like them or not.  They have been upheld in The supreme court in the US.  They are being upheld and enforced in almost every major economy in the world.  Even in Russia and China they are realizing the importance of IP because they are now becoming producers of IP also.

        You seems to buying the nonsense spewed by the tech industry mouthpiece Mike Masnic over at Tech dirt or maybe Torrentfreak.  What is so Ironic there are no fiercer defenders of their IP than the huge mega tech companies.

        Right man, right job and right time

        by Ianb007 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 08:42:42 PM PST

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        •  Oh.Come.On (0+ / 0-)

          The argument that content is created because people get paid for copyrights is just silly.

          No art was produced before modern copyright? Nobody would make art if they didn't have the opportunity to make money?

          You know that's not true.

          •  Xplain to me how a film like The Avengers gets (0+ / 0-)

            made if no one involved gets paid.  Please explain this to me.  How old are you?

            You seem to be under the impression that all music TV and films get made by amateurs who do it in their spare time.  There are tons of professional who make those products for living that have housing, healthcare and food needs just like anyone else that works for a living.  

            So you are saying they should work for free so people like you can download it for free on the internet.?

            None of the block buster movies that are the top downloaded contednt on bit torrent sites can get made without people getting paid to put in the thousands and thousands of man hours involved in making this movies.  Grow up.

            Right man, right job and right time

            by Ianb007 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:00:03 PM PST

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