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News UK Government will not legislate on piracy

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 28 Jan 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I bet if ISPs increased monthly data supsciption fees by £5, and gave their users access to infinite music in the process, the music industry would overall make an aboluste killing in the process. A single user (like me, who on 2008 spent a total of £0 on music) would suddenly be spending £60 and wouldn't bat an eyelid.
     
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    steveo_mcg New Member

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    I discussed this with another forumite in the davenport lyons thread, but basically i disagree with a flat rate on all bb but perhaps a fee could be an optional extra people could choose to add on top with the proceeds going to the music and film industry. The only problem would be once i started to pay that fee I would download an awful lot of music and movies and buy virtually nothing and as it i down load virtually nothing and buy very little.

    I'm glad they dropped this idea, the isp moves must have been satisfactory either that or there is worse things going on at the moment to care.

    Actually i think it might be the latter.
     
  5. Whalemeister

    Whalemeister is so hot right now!

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    LMAO; I read "British Phonographic Industry" as British Pornographic Industry...

    Show's where my mind's at ;)
     
  6. p3n

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    The * industry still won't take a hint that piracy is still fueled by the retarded prices and/or geographical launches. Then again I do occasionally splash out on some bluray films because they are an awesome spectical, the price stops it becoming anywhere near a 'hobby' (like TV episodes I download on the US schedule).
     
  7. Trefarm

    Trefarm No matter what... It's all good

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    It may only be a brief respite.... but Labour are taking a beating in the polls... I wouldn't have thought they'd be legislating to penalise people who might vote for them?
    Besides with the upcoming Communications Bill they don't need to.... every time you hit up TPB it'll be recorded.
     
  8. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Copyright violations are allready covered by current laws, so there wasn't any need to change it, just give the police enough ressources to actually enforce the current laws.
     
  9. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    Virgin was about to do it but they was going to get sued by basicly every music company so thay pulled it (was going live in an month or two as well)
     
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    You got a source for that, i'd be interested in reading what they were planning. Its just typical of the music industry cutting of its nose to spite its face.
     
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    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    translation:

     
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    I want my money to go to the musicians, not some fat corporate marketing leech constructing the next Pussycat Dolls, or spending millions persuading me to buy a Robbie Williams CD. If they can guarantee the money would go into the musicians pocket I would be more than happy to pay a flat rate for unlimited non-DRM music. If they can't I will continue to pay nothing for unlimited non-DRM music, supporting the artists by seeing them play live.
     
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    personally i still like to have physical media, like a real game disc, or real cd, but equally (spore is a brilliant example) i am very disinclined to spend what very little money i have on duds.

    so i use downloading as a way to sample albums, or try out games that refuse to release a demo, if i like the product i'll go out and buy it. if i don't like it, it's deleted from my computer never to be seen again.

    i'm sure i can't be the only one using the system this way.
     
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    It's phonographic? :eeek:

    Pornographic would have made more sense.
     
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    Or let's not, since copyright should be a civil matter and not criminal.
     
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    Or he may just realise the stupidity of having a large proportion of Britain's future generation being incarcerated/hugely indebted to corporations (which frankly don't need anymore money).
     
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