MPAA: embedding video can make you a pirate

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#1

MPAA: embedding video can make you a pirate.

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#2

While I think MPAA are scumbags etc… of course websites are responsible for any content embedded in their web pages. It is the website author who consciously writes the code to embed the video link in their site. Just because the file isn’t hosted by them, they aren’t responsible ? That’s ridiculous !


#3

If it was up to the MPAA and RIAA, movies and music would be pay-per-play. You pay a royalty every tiem you watch it, you would pay a very high tax on all recordable media (for the artists, wink, wink) and being in possession of a copy of a CD, DVD or music/video file would be a felony. They have tried to pay Congress to do these things…


#4

What’s next step? Require to pay royalties every time someone whistle a song? :bigsmile:


#5

OMG, I just thought of a song, who do I have to pay??!


#6

Drum, they tried that. It was called DIVX (not the same as the DivX we know today). Do you remember that ? It was 1998.

Lawyers came up with the concept: a DVD player that would dial up and log each time you watched a movie, so they could charge a royalty. It failed before it caught on.


#7

[QUOTE=ivid;2630163]Drum, they tried that. It was called DIVX (not the same as the DivX we know today). Do you remember that ? It was 1998.

Lawyers came up with the concept: a DVD player that would dial up and log each time you watched a movie, so they could charge a royalty. It failed before it caught on.[/QUOTE]
Yeah I think it was a Circuit City thing but it was just an alternative to rentals. It was unpopular and too expensive and thus it folded into the oblivion of history. Good call ivid…almost forgot about it.


#8

[QUOTE=geno888;2629963]What’s next step? Require to pay royalties every time someone whistle a song? :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]

Not for now, how about all this million (if not more) ringtones that are out here and been played illegally every time you get a phone call? :stuck_out_tongue:


#9

genno88
Why not?
zap:bigsmile:


#10

:eek: I was not whistling!!! Send the pig away :doh:


#11

genno88
He represets the greedy music executives.
Now do you recognize the name of this planet.
ZAP:bow:


#12

Hard to say… Uranus or Neptune?