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bobad 16 Mar 12 - 11:58 AM
GUEST,mg 16 Mar 12 - 12:11 PM
Ole Juul 17 Mar 12 - 06:22 AM
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Subject: Copyright Math
From: bobad
Date: 16 Mar 12 - 11:58 AM

"Giving a recent TED Talk, author Rob Reid, creator of the online music subscription service Rhapsody, illustrated for the audience exactly why so-called "copyright math" is almost completely bogus.

"Copyright math" is a term used for the extrapolations published by groups like the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), or the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which lobby Washington for tougher laws on copyright infringement by claiming exorbitant financial and job losses due to online piracy.

Of course, it's hard to claim those losses when so many executives are seeing their largest salaries ever, with box office profits continually spiraling higher."

Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod


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Subject: RE: Copyright Math
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 16 Mar 12 - 12:11 PM

Good..I want everyone to get their due but some of these rules, like you lcan't play this at a funeral, or have your radio on in a shop are nuts. If you want your music to stay private, set it up that way and sell to a select few who promise not to whistle or sing it. Once it is out there, to me it is part of the air for the general public anyway..if Nike wants to make a commercial out of it that is a different story..mg


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Subject: RE: Copyright Math
From: Ole Juul
Date: 17 Mar 12 - 06:22 AM

There is little to go on, but that doesn't stop them because they only need to convince some politicians who are notoriously bad at math. At settlements up to $80,000 per downloaded song, it's really hurting some people badly when the industry runs their lawsuit binges. And now we've got a British kid being extradited to the US to stand trial there. We're seeing the frantic flailing of a dying business model.


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