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by Revcb 07:06PM Wednesday Jul 13 2011

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cableties
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Ultraviolet this...

Dear Hollywood,
Shove your expensive, hiDef, Director's cut, UltraViolet media up your lowest sphincter, sideways!

Knowing someone that spent a massive amount of money, building an extensive LaserDisc, then DVD libray to only have its worth drop to the value of $1 - $2 per title... and for what, your pockets? Not anymore.

No one should buy movies. We should be able to lease/view whenever, at a reasonable cost. No copy protection because the titles would be so cheap, it would cost more to steal than to view.

I guess they never learned from Macrovision...
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JonBoySC

join:2009-06-26
Pickens, SC

Verizon 4G LTE...

Isn't going to change anything at those prices. 2 gig cap for $30 on the "world's most advanced mobile network?" No thanks.

FFH5
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

Re: Ultraviolet this...

said by cableties:

No one should buy movies. We should be able to lease/view whenever, at a reasonable cost. No copy protection because the titles would be so cheap, it would cost more to steal than to view.

Can you please explain how downloading and stealing a movie would cost you more than downloading and paying for it?
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zalternate

join:2007-02-22
freedom land

1 edit
Another link about "how to make ultraviolet stink less". From one year ago.

»www.pcworld.com/article/201497/6···ess.html

But the copyright mafia has already said that they prefer people to buy one DRM'd copy per player. And no backup's, so you have to buy another copy if your original disc gets damaged or "how about if your digital locker had a major data deletion event accidentally"(multiple server backups is a priority). You'd have to buy all new copies to replace your digital lockers contents(unless you hacked it onto your computers data backup) and back people go to piracy and cracking draconian copy protection.

The copyright mafia needs to make things affordable(and no DRM) and quit forcing people who have actually quit buying music and movies(and don't pirate), to pay(via new fee's and taxes) for a failed business model.

Edit: and once I buy a product, I don't expect to be paying "rent" on it, to be able to use it. Renting is instantly a major fail.

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KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

Ultraviolet is the Content providers wet dream

Think about it. Provides a perpetual source of income for the same items and wipes out the reseller and second-hand market.

Just a couple of questions everybody should be asking:

What if I want to sell some of my titles? Can I just transfer the license to their UV "Locker" and they pay me?

A person amasses a large library and has a lot of money invested... and then passes away. Can his "library" (locker) go to his wife? His kids? Whomever he wants?

After a long marriage you get divorced. The movies and content were purchased while you were married, now what? Can both of you access the movies/content? Who's granted "ownership"?

Servers crash or data is lost. Free replacement copies based on my word alone?

What's to stop them down the road 15 years from now changing the rules and demanding monthly fees or per use access to get to "your library" in "your" UV locker?

What happens if by-the-byte billing becomes norm or you are stuck in some forsaken place with slow Internet? Can you download your licenses to physical media to use?

I think I already know the answers to all these questions, and more. And the answers are *all* bad. UV. No thanks.
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KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

Republican Spectrum Plan....

"Spectrum Innovation Monopolization and Control Act."

There, fixed it.

45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY

Time Warner Cable worse than Comcap?

Wow, Americans are dumb as shit.

quote:
Time Warner Cable (TWC) landed third, due to problems including usage caps, increasing fees, fraudulent business acts and poor services
WTF are these idiots talking about? Time Warner doesn't even have usage caps yet. Although it's obvious they're working on some kind of plan for them, as it stands now if you use 250 GB or 2 terabytes on Time Warner, they don't give a shit. Comcap has had set usage limits for almost 3 years now. I dare you to try and use 2 terabytes on Comcap. Yet somehow Time Warner is worse.

Also, where the hell is AT&Trash on this survey? They're even worse than the cable companies with their new usage limits because they don't even have any technical excuse to (poorly) attempt to justify their bandwidth caps. Neighbors don't share telecom lines like they do with cable. Everyone gets their own dedicated line straight to the VRAD and then the VRAD has a hefty fiber line straight to the Internet backbones on U-verse, so AT&T has no excuse.