Bush signs controversial Anti-Piracy law

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  1. Feels Good Man
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    Not sure if this goes here or off-topic but decided to post it here anyway.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Sources:

    http://www.joystiq.com/2008/10/13/bush-sig...p-act-into-law/

    http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyN...E49C7EI20081013


    Your thoughts on this?
     
  2. shadowboy

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    Since it doesn't affect video games, I don't care.
    Besides, they said they won't target teens, so I'm safe [​IMG]
     
  3. Diablo1123

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    Is 15 still considered teen?
     
  4. CockroachMan

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    I don't understand.. what it does exactly? [​IMG]

    I don't live in the US anyway.. I'll continue to pirate music [​IMG]
     
  5. Joe88

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    not sure how this is controversial
    I guess only to pirates it is d:
     
  6. Gus122000

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    George Bush best be trolling...
     
  7. ojsinnerz.

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    LolBush. Making awful choices, one at a time.....
     
  8. juggernaut911

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    atleast I can still pirate software!!
     
  9. Another World

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    From Where???
    oh it does leak over into gaming... you should read on...

    "before it was considered to be downloading a 'work' to download an entire CD. Now, each individual track would be considered a 'work,' so one CD is now ten or more times the penalty that it once was. Similarly, if you copied a magazine with 100 photographs in it, you would now be liable for each copywritten photograph and article separately. It's this clause that actually presents a potential problem for the producers of mixed media works, like games. It will be up to the courts to draw the appropriate lines, but based on this new definition of 'works,' a game with a licensed soundtrack may be multiple works, and older games of this nature likely haven't contractually dealt with this idea in a way to account for the PRO-IP Act. For example, let's say someone is pirating Madden 2002. It might not be worth EA's time or trouble to go after those pirates, since their real concern at this point is Madden 2009, but the piracy of that game could now also potentially be considered the piracy of that music. It's unclear whether the musicians would be able to pursue this separately or whether they would have to work with EA as the owner of the overall 'work.' Assuming the action has to be brought by EA on their behalf based on the license, it's possible EA could be sued for failing to do so. By expanding the definition of a 'work,' a quagmire has been created that will impact many producers, at least until the court irons out the default rignts in these cases."

    http://www.joystiq.com/2008/10/10/lgj-the-...act-and-gaming/

    -another world
     
  10. fischju

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    Where were all of you guys nuts because of this? Everybody goes crazy because a copyright bill MAY be signed in Cananda, and there are no threads for this? I blame you all.
     
  11. JPH

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    Erm, I don't think it really affected Canada much at all...they still have flashcarts and modchips sending to people everyday [​IMG]

    Besides, who takes George Bush seriously? [​IMG]
     
  12. Joe88

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    he shall be gone soon anyway
    no one really cares about this because they have been saying this all the time

    "we will fine you" , "stricter polices" , "blah blah blah"
    no one really cares, especially in games >_>
     
  13. juggernaut911

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    Mrs. Bush.



    how exactly does this tie into gaming?
     
  14. Cermage

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    do what you want cause a pirate is free and you are a pirate. yarr harr fiddle dee dee, being a pirate is alright to be. do what you want cause a pirate is free and you are a pirate
     
  15. Talaria

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    How is this a bad decision? If you had spent years work on a game/album/ya mum/whatever and some mofo come's and steals it. You would be pissed off. Except this is with million's of mofo's around the world. You people forget that piracy is wrong. It may not affect the businesses/companies that much but its still doing a little damage. You are stealing and they are gonna punish you. When has that ever not been a rule in societies through out the world? Crime's get punished get over it move on. But i guess my view is bias as i pirate the majority of stuff i own so...=/

    What did you think caused the economic crisis! [​IMG]
     
  16. GexX2

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    You're an idiot if you think it was piracy. >.>
     
  17. kikuchiyo

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    Are you joking or what? It's hard to tell from your post. I'm not pro-piracy, but this is the stupidest post I've seen on the subject and I can't tell if that's on purpose or not (if it is, it's hard to get parody over the internets).

    The economic crisis was caused by lending to people who couldn't pay back the loans, making some banks and lending institutions seem like they had more money than they did and making other banks unwilling to lend now.

    Second, this isn't stealing. Stealing deprives the original owner of a copy. This does not.

    Thirdly, no society in history locked IP down like this. People were relatively free to copy works - someone stole the characters from Don Quixote after its publication and wrote an unauthorized sequel. Miguel de Cervantes dealt with that in the real sequel to Don Quixote by having the protagonist meet this unauthorized copy. Copying PROMOTES innovation, through out human history.

    Even copyright 50 years ago was saner - there should be protection for authors, but for hundreds of years after their death? Nothing post-Mickey Mouse is ever going to be public domain and that is a huge loss for human society.
     
  18. Garcimak

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    kikuchiyo -> so sadly true

    Speculators doing their will out of any rules ?
     
  19. 2cb2ct7

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    Great post man (or woman)! There is some solid rational argument here. You have reinstilled my hopes for humanity (for the remained of the evening at least), something which very rarely happens when I surf the net!
     
  20. NeSchn

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    W00t no video games! I only pirate underground metal bands that I could never find in a store. I think I am all good.