[OT] Where ill conceived copyright laws can lead

Ralph DiMola rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
Thu Oct 11 15:28:15 EDT 2012


First of all let me say that the LAW-IS-THE-LAW and I don't try to steal
intellectual property. I tell my friends "just because it's easy, doesn't
make it legal".
That being said, I don't feel sorry for the record companies or artists at
all. The cigar smoking old school record company execs and the lazy one hit
wonder musicians missed the digital bus by trying to hold on to the gravy
train of the past.

The gravy train explained:
I bought the song Revolution by the Beatles on a 45 rpm record and pay the
royalties(1)
I then buy the vinyl album and pay royalties again(2)
Get it on 8 track(3)
Get it on cassette(4)
CD(5)
DVD anthology(6)

As I see it I paid the royalties 6 times. I should have paid it only the
first time and just paid the media costs going forward. I would even have
turned in the old copies.

Just because you have 1 great album you shouldn't be able to live off all
the media changing royalties for the rest of you and your kids life. Now
that's stealing from the public.

To put this into perspective.....We write SW. When new technology comes out
we can't expect the user to re-pay us just because they get a new PC/Mac.

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at evergreeninfo.net

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Bob Sneidar
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:00 PM
To: How to use LiveCode
Subject: Re: [OT] Where ill conceived copyright laws can lead

I have to say, it's better than it was. I used to buy LP's 2 and 3 times
because I would wear them out, and then there was a limit on how many I
could have because they took up space. The quality of tape, LP's and CD's
(yes CD's they scratch and do not have an indefinite shelf life) is limited
by time. 

If I faithfully back up my digital copies of music, I will have them my
entire life. What's more, I can re-have music I loved when I was young. No
one was ever going to reprint the media once it went out of print. Now
almost everything in the past has been reproduced in a digital format
because the investment is so cheap and you only have to do it once. 

And movies! Don't get me started on movies! There are old movies no one was
ever going to see again, unless some cable channel played it some early
morning around 2:00! Now you can buy it online and download it. You can buy
entire sets of them! Everybody wins! 

I think what Steve Jobs did for the media industry is a HUGE plus, and is
one of those rare situations where the bulk of the consumers AND the
producers agree! 

Bob


On Oct 10, 2012, at 9:38 PM, Kay C Lan wrote:

> But, what of my current 2TB of iTunes purchases; music, movies, TV 
> shows, apps? Sure I could leave my ID and password in my will but 
> that's only going to work for so long.You can't combine or split accounts.
> 
> But it's even worse than that, I can't even move countries without 
> loosing the lot! Transferring accounts is not possible.


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