40 posts • joined 18 Jan 2013
Here's another radical idea
Use your local library, mine is free to use.
Hit all of the greedy parties in their pockets.
Re: A nasty way to go
I've no sympathy for the little crabby beasties.
Consider it a form of payback.
Re: Boffin maths In 25 years... Bad Boys Blue Will Be singing
that's some modern talking you're doing there
Previous viewing history.
I'm saying nothing about my former viewing habits but aren't these broille based keyboards wonderful.
I'm sorry, i'll just feel that again.
hat tip to pete and dud..
Re: They just don't build 'em like they used to.
Just imagine, if they were musicians or publishers they'd still want paying for every extra mile it travels.
I have little sympathy for Spotify.
Let's say i ripped a CD to my PC. Let's say i called the file Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks, logically as per the CD and guess what, the tracks appear in the same order as on the original CD. What else should i call it? OK technically a breach of copyright, not that CBS have been in touch about it and probably never will.
What then pisses me off, is that Spotify rummage through all my files and music and next thing you know, all such files are listed on Spotify to magically make available and share with any like minded soul. They would do the same if i recorded myself singing in the bath, god forbid, and called it "Music to upset the dog and the neighbours" ie my copyright name.
That is what is wrong, why the hell should Spotify use that in their business model? Why do so many online sites think we want to share everything with the world?
It's a shame that the legal system can't produce two losing sides.
Practice what you preach then.
Michael Huppe, president and CEO of SoundExchange, : "....... without paying them ( the creative artists) everything they deserve.”
So, that's 99% of your organisations turnover then, including your salary is it Mr Huppe?
Maybe the UN should move out of the US to somewhere more civilised like Switzerland.
Twitter should be held liable as publishers.
There is a world of difference between a Google search and Twitter. Google quite rightly provide a list of and link to stuff that's already on the net.
Twitter should be compared to a local/national newspaper. If i sent odious/debateable stuff to a responsible paper there is no way on earth that they would print any of it.
If i send any such stuff to Twitter, THEY publish it. Without Twitter doing so i would be silent.
Re: Alert Trolls Mum
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
Isn't it illegal to publish an MP's address? If so, won't that stop the "mediawhore" MP's themselves from tweeting.
and a “premium” for new music.
Wtf, why a premium until they have proven their ability, creativity and enjoyability.
People forget, maybe never knew, that the likes of the Beatles slogged their guts out for years 4/5/6? before they even charted. Granted they did OK thereafter.
What surprises me is
for a country with a population of some 143m, the number of subscribers seems rather high.
Just want to say .....
I'll have one ....
In a shade of "Invisible" please. To match the machine.
Oh, and don't even try paying ME to take one.
Women Against Men? Just asking.
Re: How sexist
Should be interesting, there's little more amusing than seeing two women having a good ole bitch and tug with each other.
Re: You mean...
Nah, chicken chow mein, rice and noodles delivered to your workplace at lunchtime.
Re: Opportunistic Cunt
Personally, i think the "opportunistic" was not really required.
You also have to admire Mr W Hague don't you, persisting with the "let's export arms to Syrian terrorists", get this, "to save civilians".
Not unlike us paying lip service to the UN Resolution on Libya.
Re: <Polite applause>
On the other hand what are politicians trying to do with this tax by intimidation stuff?
Award themselves a f***ing huge and utterly undeserved pay rise.
Not to replace those excessive expense claims they can no longer make, oh noes.
Re: But they are required
The UK government can't have it both ways though.
On the one hand, they say we are now an IP economy ( ie we have little left to sell) and that IP has considerable value.
On the other, government taxes are hammered when others also recognise the high "value" of IP, especially when they ship that value out to low or non-existent tax economies.
re yelling American.
"IN THE HOLE", as any fool golf fan knows.
Still, with most modern pron*, it retains a slight air of mystery.
* according to my mate.
Re: Sex on the sofa?
You need to have a word with your Mrs. Mine can bark a sharp "NO" or throw "the glance" in no more than 2.14 seconds.
Re: Remember kids - Uncle Balmer is WATCHING YOU!
Upvoted for being so succinct and spot on.
One simple question.
If prima facie "free" services are damaging, hugely damaging, the world economy, then why is access to The Register free?
Try charging us all £100/year* and see what that does to your own level of business/employment.
* other charging levels, values of worth are available
"Who's getting paid a decent wage? Hint: Not the musician"
"Kantar/Ofcom are keen to promote........ I bet they are, *themselves* is my guess, i bet their employees are hardly struggling by on £10k a year.
And why not play the politicians at their own game on these Gov't backed surveys?
Mr Punter/Freetard : "Have you ever made any unauthorised download?"
Punter : "I don't use e-mule, no"
ps whenever i read "Kantar" in an article my belief in the credibility of the data plummets to near zero.
Will it really be a level playing field?
Are "Brick and Mortar" stores with a turnover of less than $1m currently exempt from collecting sales taxes?
Not all of us do, upto and including 36c ( in the UK) will do me just fine.
I'm sure i'm not alone.
PS give me natural every time, can't abide the fake ones.
Honestly, isn't it time to give it a well earned rest with these ridiculous "pseudo-units".
Meaningless shite most of the time.
The end of Cloud services?
Surely it's the end of any and all Cloud services?
The Judge is saying that it is impossible to transfer any music file, every transfer is a NEW file created from the existing. So what is the difference is a storage/Cloud service doing the same with my files? They must be making "new" and unauthorised copies also.
So every single media file stored in the Cloud ( ie legit services ) must have prior authorisation from the copyright holders. Yeah, that's gonna work fine isn't it?
On that note, i wrote to CBS records back in the 70's to ask "permission" to copy an Lp to tape to play in the car. I'm still waiting. The b*st*rds could've at least replied.
Do i understand this correctly....
The manager of a Company whose primary reason for locating in Ireland, never mind Cork, is to pay as little or no tax as possible, is complaining that there are few services made available to them?
Stop whinging and re-locate somewhere else then. Oh and pay fair dues.
re Get your hands on one of these.
I have one under my hall stairs, in good condition, in it's original polystyrene box.
Enjoyed using it at the time, i remember designing/programming a good golf game, ( one hole per tape though!) but with so few sold there was little else available to support the machine or programming.
And as stated earlier, work began to buy the IBM PC/Lotus 1-2-3 combination.
On a side note ....
any sign yet of the Ant-I(gua)Tunes up and running yet?
IANAL, or indeed a Judge, but it seems simple to me,
the guy hasn't copied anything, at all, he has merely moved legally purchased books from A to B.
I suspect eBay wouldn't have been too happy with a contrary result either..
Presumably he has other costs too...
such as licence fees for the use of the "property "of others e.g. images of Dortmund Football Club?
Here you go, a Groupon Coupon for ...
50% off a Paragraph Writing Course.
and then some, ;-)
Here you go, think you'll be needing one of these .......
That is all.
From the article ....
It would appear that Musk is dealing in facts.
Broder in evasion.
If i had the readies i would buy one, simple as.
Let's hope they price the "goods" appropriately.
After reading recently that Antigua and Barbuda can take this action until they have "recovered" the value of $3bn or so, let's hope that they price the "IP goods" at a reasonable rate.
Hmmmm, let's say $0.00001 per track and $0.00010 per film. That should take them a while.
Good ole WTO i say.
Re: Masters of backfire
Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Algeria ......
Where will it end?
- Nokia: Read our Maps, Samsung – we're HERE for the Gear
- Kaspersky backpedals on 'done nothing wrong, nothing to fear' blather
- Episode 9 BOFH: The current value of our IT ASSets? Minus eleventy-seven...
- Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market
- NASA to reformat Opportunity rover's memory from 125 million miles away