The copy protection and download paradox

vbimport

#1

Facts :

1 : The software and media industries have the time , money , resources and man power to put copy protections on their media.
2 : The same companies have the time , money , resources and man power to sue individuals , government organisations and companies anywhere on this planet
3 : The DMCA prevents all of the above to find out how copy protections work
4 : The internet is solely used to share , publish and trade digital content and/or information.
5 : Peer to Peer programs are deliberately sabotaged by the software and media industries.
6 : All reports on income loss because of illegal copying are ESTIMATED and never are real numbers. The formulas used to publish these estimations are unknown to most individuals
7 : Most copy protections deviate from well known software and hardware standards.

Fiction :

1 : Copied content could destroy the hardware you operate the copied content on.
2 : Upon agreements of user policies your individual rights are rendered useless.
3 : It’s illegal to sell your purchased content
4 : International licences are not subject to country specified laws
5 : Disclaimers are above the law
6 : Single user licenses cannot be moved to another user
7 : Copy protections that deviate from the standards are the new standards

Paradoxes :

1 : There seems plenty of resources to sue the local individual , still make profit , but there are estimated losses in the millions of dollars/euros.
2 : Although country specified laws do not apply to your own country , you are obliged to accept all country specified laws upon agreement of the user license agreement
3 : Peer to Peer programs are sabotaged , but on Ebay and Amazon it’s perfectly legal to sell bootlegs of media.
4 : Single user licenses and hardware can be bought from completely different companies , but when used together they cannot be seperated anymore
5 : The companies that set the media standards are also the same companies that deviate from their own standards.
6: Disclaimers are not the law , but are used in court to proof that the company has stated your rights upon visiting a website , although you have never signed an agreement.
7 : The internet is both a curse and a blessng to the music , gaming and moving industries.


#2

It’s not allowed by ebay’s rules, but they do not enforce them :a


#3

Item three in facts is confusing, but the rest is accurate. Many “western” nations subscribe (at least, in principle) to the international copyright convention, which makes copyright laws generally the same throughout Europe and the Americas.
Also, I think you meant “movie” industries (at the bottom of the post), rather than “moving” industries…
(Edit to correct word error)


#4

Yup , you are correct :slight_smile: