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RIAA Accounting — How Labels Avoid Paying Musicians

Lostlander Re:That's all well and good... (495 comments)

Anti-Piracy comments don't get modded down bad approaches do.

All I see in your message is what accounts to 'It is too wrong cuz I said so'. Show me some numbers (non cooked preferably, oh wait sorry how about lightly cooked?) that actually represent real loss instead of imaginary every download is a lost cd(yeah cuz I wouldn't have just bought the song by itself) sale and nobody who downloads buys overinflated figures. Also quit acting like people are depriving these artists of something honestly most of these people wouldn't buy music even if there wasn't a way to get it for nothing. Those who would usually support the artists anyway by going to concerts or buying the song or album if they like what they downloaded.

more than 4 years ago

36-Hour Lemmings Port Gets Sony Cease and Desist

Lostlander Re:Sony is in the right, here. (268 comments)

When will you IP trolls learn that Copyright Infringement and Theft are not equal. Theft requires that you are depriving the first party of something by acquiring it in an unlawful manner. You see the first part can never be satisfied in regards to software and text (excluding physical media) as you do not remove their source when you make a copy. Unless of course you decide to hack their servers and delete all their copies when you make yours.

You can't steal an idea just like you can't kill one it lives in the mind and it's value should be determined in the same way there can be a price for the impartment of an idea but there can't reasonably be a price for each use of that idea once it has been shared that would be like charging people for thinking. Unless of course you live in the U.S. and know how to play the copyright office.

more than 4 years ago

Blizzard Boss Says Restrictive DRM Is a Waste of Time

Lostlander Re:So correct me if I'm wrong... (563 comments)

The blizzard solution is similar basically you sign in to the game during startup for the game and only one instance of the account for that game can exist at a time.

more than 4 years ago

Mpeg 7 To Include Per-Frame Content Identification

Lostlander Re:Re-encoding? (273 comments)

That would be the idea. Have you seen the 'now with digital copy' versions? $$$$

more than 4 years ago

Mpeg 7 To Include Per-Frame Content Identification

Lostlander Re:modest proposal (273 comments)

Brought to you by Carl's Jr.

more than 4 years ago

Sony Update Bricks Playstations

Lostlander Re:Is this even legal? (510 comments)

I agree I think it would fall under false advertising however as Sony employs battalions of lawyers I don't doubt they will find a legal technicality for this.

more than 4 years ago

Amazon Reviewers Take on the Classics

Lostlander Re:LOTR (272 comments)

They had the mounts available they simply did not use them as the dark lord had not yet prepared his armies and flying ringwraiths would have alerted his enemies.

more than 4 years ago

IsoHunt Told To Pull Torrent Files Offline

Lostlander Re:They should more to a more civilized country (392 comments)

Because I'm willing to let you use my work for free ideas are not something that can be controlled the free exchange of ideas leads to a better understanding of the universe. I believe it's reasonable to charge someone for your labor however you shouldn't be able to charge anyone they choose to share it with. As the labor is finite but the product is infinite only the labor can be reasonably charged for. It's the pricing that's become unreasonable. A song should not cost a dollar forever eventually cost is recouped some profit is made and to gain additional money you need to create additional product (aka labor).

more than 4 years ago

The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 Passes Senate Panel

Lostlander Re:Uh huh, terrororists (367 comments)

Since when has the intention of a law meant anything to how it's used. After all copyright law was intended to promote creativity and invention...

more than 4 years ago

How To Build Roads To Control How Fast You Drive

Lostlander Re:From the No Duh Dept. (801 comments)

That seems to be the hang up to make these stats meaningful the death-rate should be compared to the average miles per driver or passenger otherwise it's just comparing the skins of apples and oranges instead of their dietary content.

more than 4 years ago

Balloon and Duct Tape Deliver Great Space Photos

Lostlander Re:Cool (238 comments)

Nazi singular when referring to a single person which is implied with "a genuine".

more than 4 years ago

BC Prof Suggests Young Children Need Less Formal Math, Not More

Lostlander Re:Or could it be the way they're taught (427 comments)

People memorize (aka commit to memory) through repetition. They learn through understanding.

more than 4 years ago

Tracking Pedophiles By Their Typing Habits

Lostlander Re:Left mousing? (292 comments)

Because I know something you don't know, I'm not actually left handed.

more than 4 years ago

Wikileaks Receiving Gestapo Treatment?

Lostlander Re:Doesn't matter what country you are in... (667 comments)

You see you're mostly right here. However it's not just the healthcare system where a few people are gaining far too much profit. It's intellectual property and international trade agreements where we are suffering negative trade because the country importing isn't required to pay any taxes for importing meaning our total manufacturing capacity is going down and the amount of work for under-skilled (aka average) people has disappeared.

more than 4 years ago

Full ACTA Leak Online

Lostlander Re:Am I reading this right? (201 comments)

That would be entertaining if Microsoft or Apple added GPL code without sharing derivative work and ended up handing over their entire products to the writer.

more than 4 years ago

Gamers Pay To Play With Girls

Lostlander Re:Capitalism (408 comments)

That idea is solid gold the only issue is you would need two sets of barbers. The ones who strip and make a mess of people's hair and the ones who don't and fix the mistakes.

more than 4 years ago

Lag Analysis For the PlayStation Move

Lostlander Re:Not for action games then? (71 comments)

not really any higher than the latency in the average internet connection. I would think there should be plenty of ways to compensate. such as intentional attack queuing with timestamps and if your friend is using a similar controller there should be little issue as you will both have similar latency.

more than 4 years ago

11th Circuit Eliminates 4th Amend. In E-mail

Lostlander Re:Other Amendments (490 comments)

You're aware of when and how U.S. laws were and are created and how they apply... You must be foreign.

more than 4 years ago


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