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pnh102
Reptiles Are Cuddly And Pretty
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Uh...

The content created by companies like News Corporation is private property. The government has NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to repurpose that property without providing just compensation to the owners of said property.

Somehow I doubt that John Kerry, who by the way likes to dodge taxes, is making any provisions for just compensation in his bill.
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qworster

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said by pnh102:

The content created by companies like News Corporation is private property. The government has NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to repurpose that property without providing just compensation to the owners of said property.

Somehow I doubt that John Kerry, who by the way likes to dodge taxes, is making any provisions for just compensation in his bill.
WRONG!

Once it's released into the public domain (as in broadcast over the air) it should become available for public usage. Following your logic, no one would be able to time shift or record any broadcasted content.


pnh102
Reptiles Are Cuddly And Pretty
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said by qworster:

Once it's released into the public domain ...
It isn't. The content is still owned by its owners. The government has no right to take property from anyone without providing just compensation.
said by qworster:

Following your logic, no one would be able to time shift or record any broadcasted content.
That falls under the right of Fair Use. The dispute between News Corp. and Cablevision is not related to that.
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reply to qworster

said by qworster:

WRONG!

Once it's released into the public domain (as in broadcast over the air) it should become available for public usage.
You have an incorrect notion of what "public domain" means. Following your logic, you could record OTA programming and then sell the recordings, which is prohibited. Transmitting programming owned by others over a cable system, without first paying the producers and copyright holders for the rights to do that, is the same thing.


kpc

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Kerry did not dodge taxes. In fact he and his wife PAID taxes they could have easily avoided - for political reasons.

From the Boston Globe accounts, Kerry is not the majority owner of the yacht - that it owned by a company set up by his wife, in PA, where she has her primary residence. Their intention is to rent out the boat when they are not using it. The boat was designed by a RI company and will be maintained and rented out from RI.

The Boston Herald made it an issue that the boat was registered in RI which does not have a sales tax on yachts. From day one, Kerry said he would pay it - and did.

In his near 3 decades in public life, he was never accused at any other point of avoiding taxes.



KrK
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reply to pnh102

The Government isn't re-purposing it. This proposal is merely regulations on how to negotiate properly, rather then acting like rabid azz clowns.

Once again, first comes the abuse, then the Regulation.

If industry doesn't like Regulation they need to stop being azz clowns. Period. It's their own fault.
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