Re: Socialistic Governments = Fail A government controlled by giant media conglomerates isn't really socialism, it's corporatism.
Re: Socialistic Governments = Fail
said by Karl Bode:Right. I was about to say.....huh?
A government controlled by giant media conglomerates isn't really socialism, it's corporatism.
Re: Socialistic Governments = Fail
said by XNemesis:a long time.
I wonder how long it's going to take on a more global scale where citizens truly have enough of this corporate bullshit and greed and actually start moving en-masse to change this nonsense.
see: frog+boiling water
go read: The Sheep Look Up, by John Brunner
| || |said by inferno4:New Labour? Socialist? Don't make me laugh.
Thats what happens with socialistic governments, they control every aspect of your life... Just remember this quote:
"When the government fears the people, it is called Liberty. When the people fear the government, it is called Tyranny."
I quite like how the government has made a complete u-turn since Lord Mandelson (not deserving of his title, he's deeply corrupt and is only a Lord to be in government since no one with a brain would vote for him) went to visit someone on their yacht (I can't remember who) and since coming back, has decided the UK needs to tackle the pressing problem that is piracy. I wonder who paid Mandelson to bring it to the top of the legislative agenda? Who cares about the fact that the government is about to bankrupt the country?
Anyway, it is the government mandated lunchtime period now. I need to go and eat the food that the government told me to eat, since they control every aspect of my life now.
| |said by PToN:I read this all the time. And what exactly would this new business model be? Give everything away for free? Sell it below cost? Do no advertising for new singers or groups? None of the suggestions I've seen allow for a profit for anyone but maybe pirate sites and their ad revenue.
MPAA and RIAA just need to change their business model. Their model have not seen any significant changes for the last 100 years and selling MP3's is not a significant change.
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Re: US is next
said by PToN:Because the movie and music industries are multi-billion dollar enterprises?
They make millions on ads, why cant Universal, Sony, etc have their content for free paid by advertisers..?
They need to change their deployment model.... Maybe if they stopped changing the damn format and gave me a perpetual license to "view/hear" their content I wouldn't need to go find it on the Internet. It is absurd that I need to pay for the same movie 3 times because the industry improves it's delivery mediums. An example : VHS -> DVD -> BluRay -> Whatever. give me a piece of paper that says "I have the right to view Star Trek" and let me download it and view it however I want, forever. Don't even get me started on the "Extended Cut", "Directors Cut", "Super Duper Unrated Cut", etc, etc that they are fleecing us with.
I own 400+ DVD's, because I wanted to be able to watch whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted to. That will NEVER happen again. I spent thousands and thousands of dollars on media, which is all collecting dust now. Yes, the argument that the media is still a viable format hasn't been forgotten.
Bottom line is, they need to change their model of distribution, so that it is fair to the consumer. Then they'll see some money flowing. Might not be the billions and billions of dollars they get for, what is essentially free, now, but maybe that will drive them to release better content, and actually work for their money?
Just my $.02.
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