The real victim: American innovation. “Rip, Mix, Burn”—more than an Apple marketing campaign, it was a rallying cry that meant “Take control of your music!” Well, today the Supreme Court killed Rip, Mix, Burn, or at least the innovative spirit behind it. Great article by Cory Doctorow on PopSci- Link.
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The Supreme Court didn’t strike a blow against P2P Sharing.
Read and post what the Supreme Court said. You can share all you want as long as the item you’re sharing is not copyrighted material otherwise the host will be liable for illegal distribution of copyrighted material. Not too mention the person who started the distribution of the file as well.
I can rip, mix and burn onto any CD or even put them in an iPod, but that’s only for me. I can’t start distributing material that’s not mine to distribute. That’s the keyword, DISTRIBUTE. You can rip, mix and burn all you want. Once you start to DISTRIBUTE, that’s illegal, not the rip, mix and burn. Stop associating rip, mix and burn with DISTRIBUTE.
You as a consumer don’t have DISTRIBUTION rights.
When an artist signs with a label, that label has the DISTRIBUTION rights, that’s why the label signs the artist so that it can make money off the DISTRIBUTION of the material that the artist creates.
Why are people so stupid in thinking that they can just take something that’s not theirs and start to DISTRUBTE when they want.
It’s not an issue that the artist makes too much money. The reason I mention this as well is I’ve seen people mention that the reason they DISTRIBUTE material is because the artist makes too much money. How the hell is that even relevent?
I want anyone who disagress with what I’ve said to post their personal information, name, address, ssn, etc… as a reply.
No takers, you know why? Because when it affects you, then that’s when you realize how wrong you are.
Idiots. Stop fucking it up for the rest of us.
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