View Full Version : Are PC's next in Hollywood piracy battle?

Nov 8, 2003, 01:17 AM
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Link: Are PC's next in Hollywood piracy battle? (http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-5103305.html?tag=nefd_pop)

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Approved by Mudbug

Nov 8, 2003, 12:43 PM
this whole thing with free love, free music, free movies can't go on forever. You know that eventually, it will have to come to an end. The RIAA and Hollywood is just doing it's job. Maybe not in the best way, but they have to do what they have to do.

Entertainment is our nation's largest export. Think about it. I don't know if downloading takes that big of a hit on movie sales or theatre attendance, but I'm sure they're losing some money or "potential money" when someone downloads a flick. It has to come to a stop eventually.

Nov 8, 2003, 04:20 PM
This this is unconstitutional. The US Government's primary function is to protect it's citizens not it's businesses. Where does it grant the "Gubment" rights to require measures to prevent anti piracy?

It think the FCC is a rogue department but then that's just par for the course.

Nov 8, 2003, 06:29 PM
Too bad this will never work. Technology will always win. Some bright young mind will write up a nice workaround to these restricitions effectively turning the FCC's desicion into wasted money.

Nov 9, 2003, 09:25 PM
The order, as far as the article entailed, said that companies can't sell these cards in the US, but that doesn't mean that imports are illegal, or using one is illegal. They are like ciggoretts and minors: it is illegal for a minor to buy a ciggarette in the US, but they can smoke them.