24 songs? That'll be $222,000, please.

New Member
💻 Oldtimer
Joined
Jun 19, 2006
Messages
1,585
Best answers
0
Click edit on your post I think you can edit the tiltle yourself, and I probably owe them $1230937201730173201322138126392186392816
 

MC

New Member
💻 Oldtimer
Joined
May 24, 2003
Messages
3,989
Best answers
0
You think that's bad?

WASHINGTON--Copyright holders are "losing the battle" against piracy, at the expense of economic security and public health, and will never prevail unless a wide swath of governments and industries gets proactive, NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker said Wednesday.

The media conglomerate's chief shared a lengthy attack plan in a speech at an antipiracy summit here hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
NBC CEO

He wants alleged intellectual property violations to take center stage at all levels of government, from the White House to U.S. embassies around the world. He wants Congress to create dedicated IP enforcement departments and to offer federal grants for state and local governments to escalate their own policing efforts.

He wants advertisers and credit card companies to stop providing "financial support" to Web sites that are "overwhelmingly devoted" to making pirated content available.

And he wants Internet service providers, university network operators, user-generated content sites, search engines, auction Web sites and even consumer electronics and home networking device manufacturers to install filtering technologies designed to detect and block unauthorized copyright content. Critics argue that technique is prone to being either over- or underinclusive--or downright ineffective--but Zucker said he's convinced it's an approach worth pursuing.

Just as cable companies have helped to combat theft of their signals through encryption, "technology has been and continues to be an incredibly powerful tool to combat theft, whether we are talking about hard goods or digital goods," Zucker said. Such tools will never be perfect, he conceded, "but committed development of technology has the potential to reduce dramatically the traffic in counterfeit and pirated products."

In an attempt to illustrate the impact of piracy on the U.S. economy, Zucker touted the "staggering" numbers in a new study released Wednesday by an economist named Stephen Siwek, which found the U.S. economy loses $58 billion and U.S. workers are deprived of nearly 375,000 jobs annually because of global and domestic-based copyright infringement.

A copy of that study was not immediately available, so it was unclear how those numbers were derived. The group that released the study, called the Institute for Policy Innovation, has a history of sponsoring pro-Hollywood events.

But despite concerns about the Internet as a piracy venue, Zucker said his company has no intention of shying away from the medium. In fact, the General Electric subset intends to continue beefing up investments its digital presence by "ripping apart old business models and pioneering radically new ways of reaching audiences."

Take the network's hit comedy sitcom 30 Rock, for example. If viewers miss its broadcast TV airing, they have a multitude of options for watching it later, including in free, streaming form at NBC.com; in free, downloadable form from NBC.com (albeit with a 7-day lifespan); through some cable and satellite on-demand services; and, in a few weeks, through Hulu.com, the new joint digital video venture between NBC and News Corp. (There wasn't a peep about the fall lineup's newfound lack of availability through Apple's iTunes store, though.)

"On screens small, medium or large," he said, "we are there wherever or however consumer wants to consume our content."
Source: http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9790352-7.html

Since last month, there's been a spike in actions against piracy. However, unlike the other times we went through this, this spike might actually get pretty far.
 
New Member
Joined
Apr 13, 2007
Messages
151
Best answers
0
dude thats just mental. i have over 10GB of songs... 100000+ songs in total...
 
New Member
★ Black Lounger ★
💻 Oldtimer
Joined
Apr 15, 2003
Messages
4,628
Best answers
0
fixed

Anyhows, no I don't see the justice in this at all... but hey, they've gotta employ some kinda fear tactics because they know they can't spend the time catching everyone out.
 
New Member
Joined
May 1, 2006
Messages
665
Best answers
0
And I surely owe over OVER 9000

lol, couldn't lose the chance to say that.
 
Active Member
✔️ HL Verified
💻 Oldtimer
Joined
Nov 6, 2004
Messages
3,055
Best answers
0
Pfft, when will they learn they can't stop piracy as a whole by ruining the life of a single mother.
 
New Member
💻 Oldtimer
Joined
Oct 4, 2004
Messages
1,572
Best answers
0
If anything this will increase piracy rates, and hatred against the companies. :/

Now, if the US were to sue every single person who does something like this, the economy would be thrashed. That's like, one billion people in jail/paying fines.

Music as we know it is boned. In a hundred years, there probably won't be any real musicians left.
 
The Duke of Juke
Retired Forum Staff
✔️ HL Verified
💻 Oldtimer
Joined
Dec 24, 2002
Messages
2,852
Best answers
0
Music as we know it is boned. In a hundred years, there probably won't be any real musicians left.
The real musicians are the blue collars pluging in and playing at your local bars. That's the one prediction from John Titor I saw coming true, that music would be more about playing for your local communities as opposed to superstars playing huge venues.
 
New Member
💻 Oldtimer
Joined
Oct 4, 2004
Messages
1,572
Best answers
0
I 'spose it's a good thing. Only the people who really care about the music will be able to actually be musicians. Harder for the pop-idols' music whose heart is more into what kind of jewellery to buy than the music itself.
 
New Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2006
Messages
515
Best answers
0
I'd prolly have to pay 20 dollar or so, eventhough I have over 1500 MP3's.














Yes, I buy CD's incase you didn't get the hint (bought "Apocalyptica - Worlds Collide" and "Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace" today o/ rawk)


Besides, she was sharing them, if she had just downloaded them, they wouldn't have caught/sued her.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top