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by Revcb 07:34PM Tuesday Feb 07 2012

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cdru
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join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
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Apple Might Lose A $1.6 Billion Lawsuit...

In consumer electronics news, Apple's new iTablet in China had a price increase of $25. The price increase is expected to bring in an estimated $1.6b.

In business news, Proview Electronics recently discovered that there is not a single supplier in China that is able to schedule production time with the company. Suppliers report that recent business arrangements with Apple have kept their production lines fully scheduled for the indefinite future.
Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL

Apple eyes ISPs to sell 'iTV'.

Apple eyes ISPs to sell 'iTV'.

No try renting at very high prices.

Let's see $30-$50 /m hardware only seems in line with what a rip off that cable box rent is.

I think the RCN tivo is like $20/m to rent.
elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
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Re: Apple eyes ISPs to sell 'iTV'.

Apple isn't looking to rent STB's.

They're acknowledging that the last mile is not something you can just assume rights to - and that Net Neutrality will cause video streaming products to suck even more, except those delivered from the ISP's cache on a private network. They aren't going to repeat the fiasco they experienced with the AT&T iPhone.

Presumably, this also means they're going to succeed in negotiating content rights where Netflix, Google, and others fail. So we might actually have some "ala carte" network channels after all - not cheaper than a typical pay-tv contract, but a personalized lineup that actually streams in HD or even 2K.
Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT

Judge denies EMI's bid to halt resale of digital music

The music industry keeps insisting that downloading an unauthorized digital copy of a song is the same as stealing a physical recording, so why shouldn't users be allowed to sell legally purchased digital files?

88615298
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West Tenness

Re: Judge denies EMI's bid to halt resale of digital music

said by Rekrul:

The music industry keeps insisting that downloading an unauthorized digital copy of a song is the same as stealing a physical recording, so why shouldn't users be allowed to sell legally purchased digital files?

That's fine if you can prove the seller no longer has a copy of that song. Back in the old days when I sold my LPs and cassettes and CDs ( before CD burners came on the scene ) I no longer had access to them. Also it makes no sense to sell digital copies anyways. You used to sell old music you didn't listen too because it took up space. Digital music takes up basically no space.
CXM_Splicer
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Re: Judge denies EMI's bid to halt resale of digital music

said by 88615298:

That's fine if you can prove the seller no longer has a copy of that song. Back in the old days when I sold my LPs and cassettes and CDs ( before CD burners came on the scene ) I no longer had access to them. Also it makes no sense to sell digital copies anyways. You used to sell old music you didn't listen too because it took up space. Digital music takes up basically no space.

Problem is that there is no way to prove a seller hasn't made a digital copy of a CD or DVD either but those are resold all the time. And don't think for a second that they wouldn't make selling used CD's illegal if they could get away with it.

People sold old media to recover space... really? It makes perfect sense to resell something that you don't want anymore but still has value. If it was nothing but a space issue, people would just throw records/CDs/DVDs away. Since there is no depreciation of a digital copy (other than demand), it can be resold at full value when you don't want to listen to it anymore.

This is just another example of how the copyright laws don't line up with common sense. The artist has already been paid so where is the 'theft'? The copyright laws are broken... the industry is nothing but extortionists with misused laws as their leverage.

jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI
said by 88615298:

That's fine if you can prove the seller no longer has a copy of that song. Back in the old days when I sold my LPs and cassettes and CDs ( before CD burners came on the scene ) I no longer had access to them.

Nonsense. There was nothing to have prevented you from having retained copies on cassette or other tape media.

(Don't even try to make the "quality" argument. A good cassette deck, with the ability of optimize for the tape being used, as mine is, can make an analog copy of an analog source that is nearly indistinguishable from the source--even if the source is something from the likes of Mobile Fidelity Sounds Labs with its half-speed mastering technique.)

said by 88615298:

Also it makes no sense to sell digital copies anyways. You used to sell old music you didn't listen too because it took up space. Digital music takes up basically no space.

You bought it. You own it (allegedly). You have an investment in it. You no longer want it. So you're supposed to just throw your entire investment away? I don't think so.

I think it's getting to be long past time when we should be telling the MPAA and RIAA to go jump in a lake. They (attempt to) deprive owners of the rightful control over their own property, they prevent users from legitimately propagating digital content for their own use, and they're trying to hobble the Internet--all for the sake of their outmoded, dying business model.

buzz_4_20

join:2003-09-20
Limestone, ME

The Perpetual War: Pirates and Creators

This war seems more Distributors VS Pirates...

Many Artists have made a very nice profit selling directly to the public:

Trent Reznor
Radiohead
Louis CK

anon6

@comcast.net

rep lamar smith

he should be voted out on november 6th. time to clean house people.

anon6

@comcast.net

the pirate war

its time we vote the mpaa and riaa shills out of office on november 6th. anyone who threatens the internet needs to be voted out a.s.a.p!