Re: Devastating internet censorship plan (new SOPA) to be put in practice starting Ju
And that's exactly what I'm talking about. You and those companies are doing to the whole internet what you believe the internet is doing to you. Everything you said here is what I legitly said about media companies already. Again, this is proof that media companies declared a war with internet users in my view.
Again, Wut? You're trying to turn this around on me? You're acting in the same manner that you accuse these companies of and suddenly you're right and they're wrong? Why? "My rights are more important." even though you never held the right to copy and distribute content which doesn't belong to you so the whole "rights" issue has absolutely nothin to do with the discussion.
You are hoping my rights are taken away, by supporting attacks on the internet that could also affect non-pirates (or small downloads that everyone did in their life). That includes both this and SOPA / PIPA / ACTA. Also that new law which makes it illegal to sell a computer or mp3 player / iPod. Or another law against jailbreaking... which is making it illegal to install a custom operating system on a Playstation or Xbox in your own home and for your own use because Sony was pissed that day. Even to post about it on the internet and explain how it could be done (free speech anyone?). So... who's rights are taken away now?
Please quote exactly where I said people aren't entitled to their rights. You'll have a hard time finding that quote because it doesn't exist. Youre twistin my arguments to where you're hearing what you want to hear and any reasoned argument or why a company deserves to protect it's IPs just as any artist on FA deserves to protect there's suddenly makes that person some sort of facsist.
And as far as how this policy will effect the non-pirate, it will be extremely minimal considering THEY ARE GOING TO WARN YOU SIX TIMES BEFORE ANY ACTION IS TAKEN. If someone does something wrong without knowing then they have plenty of chances to make sure it doesn't happen again. You're acting like if someone gets caught downloading something once they're being sent to a gulag. You're exaggerating things just as CF always does.
I can't comment on some other random laws because A) I don't know what you're talking about, B) I can't confirm if you're just making things up and C) given how you're misrepresenting things in this thread using some baseless scare tactics which makes you look like an absolute fool, I can't believe any of those things you just brought up are worth any mention to begin with.
This thread is about that six-strike policy, buddy. How about we stick to that issue instead of going off on laws which have no bearing on this policy?
And companies believe we users have no rights when they try to get websites to be censored and users to be taken down. How many men and women we hurt by copying some stupid bytes over a cable? I can't imagine a large number at worst. Now, ever wondered how many men and women SOPA hurt last winter? In my case, how many days I spent posting articles and refreshing others to see what was happening, and how at some point I didn't even feel like eating thinking half of the internet was literally going to be erased (especially after google and wikipedia's blackouts when I realized stuff was really serious)?
Please, you're just embarrassing yourself now.
"Based on my bullshit speculation companies want to become our overlords and the entire Internet which I base my whole worth on will be destroyed." I hope havin no job hasn't kept you from getting enough tin foil for your hats.
Let me tell you something, I live in the New York area. 11 years ago some assholes flew two planes into two of the tallest buildings in the world, killing thousands of people. And you know what, we got over it and realized that being paranoid over it happening again in the absence of a legit threat isnt with our time. Maybe you should calm the fuck down, go outside, meet a nice guy/girl and actually live your life instead of getting worked up on shit that won't fucking happen because it has nothing to do with what actually being discussed.
Also, please don't twist my words. I never said that because I work for free it's automatically ok to download and steal everything in sight. I was just explaining that while some complain their works are being copied, others put as much effort into their works for the purpose of them being copied so others can enjoy them. And some of them have jobs that pay even less than producing media probably does... like selling stuff at the gas station. Both have rights of course... but not threatening another person's own. Again, this and initiatives like it don't threaten only pirates... they are practices that can be misunderstood and abused. Otherwise, I'm used to people considering us free developers and content creators leeches, who are worthless because we don't have a job (a few of us) when we contribute to the world for free in the same domains.
Great, so some people do open source shit. Good for them. That doesn't give you the right to force other companies from getting compensated for their products because "iluvdoggiedong69" releases something for Gary's Mod. And I'm pretty sure most people would be pissed if some guy took that mod and repackaged it to be sold, thus that person makes a profit off of someone else's work on a mod. Would you enjoy not seeing a cent of the money someone decides to make off of something you created? Now assuming you sold copies of that program you created, would you honestly be satisfied to know that the work you did and planned on getting compensated on was mass distributed to people for free?
Maybe you're not capable of answering that last question, because you clearly don't have a clue what its like to have to pay off a mortgage, car payments, bills, paying for groceries, taking care of dependents, etc. Youre still in the mindset of a guy living with his mom, not having anything bigger to worry about in his life aside from "will I be able to download movies for free" or something as ridiculous as cub porn.