If only we had net neutrality laws.... but the republicans primarily keep killing any attempt, people need to be prepared for metered/censored and restricted internet in the near future since we have no real competition in the states and have given the mpaa and riaa so much power hey could count anything as a violation such as visiting a website that has a youtube video of a copyrighted song....
Then will come the "family values" people who will want such draconian restrictions on anything potentially pornographic, what does it say about a society where on cable tv you can show violent bloody fight scenes with no issue but if you show a female breast the complaints will come pouring in, it's just absurd.
Originally Posted by blucher
old white forefathers never expected a series of tubes.
The recording and film industries are the ones that put a vulnerable digital format out replacing tape & vinyl. Why should we be penalized and censored for their stupidity?
disagree here, they didn't put out a digital format.... period..... until well after the mp3 format had become popular as it was pretty much the ONLY way to efficiently download music, and you can't put it back in the box so to speak, maybe if there had been reasonably/fairly priced alternatives things would have occurred differently, but the record companies were intent to charge $20 for each cd and wanted nothing to do with digital formats until it was too late.