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Donnie Darko Dec 22, 2004, 06:51pm EST Report Abuse
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I could not agree with a lot of the posts here more-

I still buy DVD's but only if they are under $15. I haven't bought a CD in over a decade. For $15 I get 2 hours of video and audio with a DVD. For $20 I get 1 hour of audio only with a CD. One of those two prices does not make sense.

Some day someone is going to figure out that if you throw up DRM free mp3's for 50 cents that people will gobble them up and you will still make a ton of money. Even then I do not think I would buy music simply because of the way the RIAA screws the artists but maybe that's just me.

Piracy is an economic issue. It should be fought economically. Give people prices that make stealing music a stupid idea. The same for video.

Get into the 21st Century. Physical media is dying. Media centers and digital devices are the way of the future. Trying to stop them is like trying to stop the tides- a pointless endeavour. Ebrace them and make more money.

In short- the RIAA and the MPAA need to get a clue.

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Sean B Dec 22, 2004, 07:10pm EST Report Abuse
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The best solution I see is for everyone to continue pirating content, yet send the money you would've paid for it to the people who've actually earned it, and not the money grubbing publishing industries.


Write letters to your arists, actors, or production companies enclosed with checks, saying "I choose not to support the industry, and as such, I choose not to give them a portion the hard earned money you work for".

For example, instead of giving money to Microsoft, go out and get a pirated copy of Halo 2 and send the money to Bungie.

angryhippy Dec 22, 2004, 07:35pm EST Report Abuse
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Get Hippied out!
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Richard Williams Dec 23, 2004, 07:03am EST Report Abuse
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I'll just say I was planning to support the industry and buy this disk, eager to see T2 in HD; but as it doesn't look like I'll be able to play it even if I ligitimately purchase the product, I doubt I will purchase the product.

Shame - I don't think this version is released in the UK, and even if it was, I'm not a fan of NTSC-PAL conversions, so I wouldthe NTSC version anyway.

Oh well... ^^

Planet Bob Jan 05, 2005, 07:15am EST Report Abuse
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angryhippy Jan 06, 2005, 01:49am EST Report Abuse
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Cable Sattelite broadcasters already think they are "special", as evidenced by their logos present on the lower corner of the screen during the entire program. Even covering up some of the captions on some shows. They think they are freakin' fashion designers or what. Don't worry about your shows , they will be kind enough to offer you a descrambler for recording at a nominal fee, along with a per show recording royalty fee that they will pocket. Like the travelocity type sites getting sued this week by the city of Los Angeles for pocketing the hotel tax fees. In 10 years we will all be used to paying for internet browsing on top of the ISP charges. Like they said back in my day, in the '60s, "gas, ass or grass, nobody rides for free".

Get Hippied out!
http://www.angryhippy.net
Me at work: http://tinyurl.com/3nvncb3
My rig! A Blah blah.With a blah blah! SWEET! http://tinyurl.com/4yujmff
Da Beast! http://tinyurl.com/3sapr2b
i5 3570K 4.6GHz http://snipurl.com/26r3cot
Win7-8 Pro 64bit
Planet Bob Jan 06, 2005, 05:36am EST Report Abuse
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Network channels do that also, I don't have cable myself just going off some notes in the manual of my DVD-Recorder about copy guarded shows.

The WB doesn't just cover up the show with their logo but also places adds in the bottom left corner of the screen that are alot bigger then the normal logos. It's like pop-up adds for your TV.



angryhippy Jan 06, 2005, 03:14pm EST Report Abuse
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LOL I forgot about TV Pop-ups.A bunch of the cable channels do that too. With audio playing over the top of the programming!

Get Hippied out!
http://www.angryhippy.net
Me at work: http://tinyurl.com/3nvncb3
My rig! A Blah blah.With a blah blah! SWEET! http://tinyurl.com/4yujmff
Da Beast! http://tinyurl.com/3sapr2b
i5 3570K 4.6GHz http://snipurl.com/26r3cot
Win7-8 Pro 64bit
Pedro Villa Jan 04, 2006, 02:23pm EST Report Abuse
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After thirty years of successful and satisfying recording of the New Year's Day Concert from Vienna, the 2006 edition was marred by alternating black & white/sepia-toned colour rendition and audio artifacts. This broadcast was carried by PBS stations in the USA, produced by ORF. I assume ORF included DRM components that interfered with my DVD Recorder.

If this is not a case for hacking, show me a better one! Who do these broadcast executives think they are fooling?

My ire is directed at the entertainment industry who now will force me to do what I have done for years; that is, I now must buy their DVD or CD products where I was doing so because I wanted to own the Laser Disk, CD or Beta VHS tape in the past to complement my own recordings.

And PBS carried this altered production, a network dependant upon subscriber contribution.

In my opinion, they (the entertainment industry) have collectively killed the goose.

PV


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