First, I agree that copyright holders need to be paid for their work. HOWEVER, they shouldn't be allowed to make me pay for the same work forever or over and over and over.
The fix: Set ALL copyrights to expire 3 years after inception or creation. That would seriously reduce any piracy problems. And eliminate the ability to make all software patents.
About taping a tv show - according tot he US government, taping a tv show or recording off of live radio stations does not constitute copyright infringement. It is classified as Fair Use. But this does not mean you can sell it or convey it to others.
Under the US Constitution, the USA is specifically barred from censorship due to the 1st amendment. However, that right has been eroded away.
The ONLY way to fix this problem is to overthrow the government and elect new officials that will follow the US Constitution as it is written, barring the courts from 'interpreting' anything.
The Judicial branch has far too much power for their own good.
All it takes is a back room deal or one of them PMSing and we all get screwed..
A total revamp of existing laws and form of government is about the only way to fix these and other problems.
Speaking of artists getting paid - would it be right for someone who painted your house to charge everyone that looked at it a fee of however much they wanted or it would be copyright infringement? Or charge YOU if they didn't pay? Or wouldn't let ANYONE that didn't pay be blocked from your house?
The Artists do need their money but it is the CEO's of the distribution companies that the greed comes from. Artists actually make very little as a percentage than the companies.
Ok, now for the nitty gritty. I claim full copyright for everything I ever post online or send via any electronic or material means, regardless of any illegal and unconscionable agreement that any site wishes to impose.
Ok, that being said, can I sue Google for reposting my statements online when you do a google search for my online name?
I don't ever recall giving any search engine the right to repost anything nor the right to track me no matter where I go.
Want to see? Then google your email address, online name(s), and real personal name.
It can blow you away the stuff they repost.
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