Like they'll ever sue you for lending a cd to your brotherEvaldas said:Recently I bought an audio CD where I saw an inscription that states:
„Unauthorised copying, lending, hiring, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited”
You mean I may not lend it even to my own brother????
Intellectual property and software patents... *shudders* the bane of my Professional Issues in Computing classes. Seriously, software patents are 100% certifyable bull****. Thank god Europe at least has some common sense.Boltzmann said:Copyright laws have reached a point where they're simply ridiculous. Intelectual property laws suck big time, for most of the time. This crap about not lending your audio CD to anyone is the epitome of it...
Take a look at this article, called Against Intellectual Property . It may look a bit like propaganda, but it's right for most of the part.
Europe has more sense? I did some research on my own and I found out that I'm not even allowed to backup software or music when the creator has done effort to prevent you from copying the source disc.industrian said:Intellectual property and software patents... *shudders* the bane of my Professional Issues in Computing classes. Seriously, software patents are 100% certifyable bull****. Thank god Europe at least has some common sense.
As for CD copyrights, the newest Iron Maiden CD took a different strategy. Instead of shouting at you, it asked for you just to respect the artist's work and if you like it, pay for it. Lol, and i loved the effectiveness of the Copy Protection found on a lot of CDs (over a veeeeeeery short period of time). I guess they never heard of DAC. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Yeah. Screw that though. Next thing The Man is gonna be telling us is that we don't actually OWN the software/music we purchased and have physically, but that we're only borrowing it.Cid Highwind said:Europe has more sense? I did some research on my own and I found out that I'm not even allowed to backup software or music when the creator has done effort to prevent you from copying the source disc.
So if I buy a new CD, and it's copy protected, they can sue me for having illegal MP3's on my HD.
Next problem: How to check if a cd is protected when the ripping software bypasses the protection by default
Please indicate me the article in the criminal code that does not allow to sell legally purchased records. What about Amazon.com and eBay.com? These giant companies should definitely have already been sued for that!And I was younger (SNES and Genesis time ) all the kids in school traded games, now we should all be in jail! XD
Material property is quite different from intellectual property. I agree with laws to protect the former, and mostly disagree with laws to protect the later.Evaldas said:And I dissagree with the article Against the intellectual property. The argument that this type of property aggravates inequality is ridiculous: it is actually the material property that creates the precipice between the rich and the poor. You mean we all should refuse the material property because of that? Bearing in mind the fact that the welfare is inherited, communism was born. As history has already proved, such a system rotted. So why should we tolerate the absence of intellectual property?
BTW, quoting from that article:Against Intelectual Property said:The idea behind patents is that the fundamentals of an invention are made public while the inventor for a limited time has the exclusive right to make, use or sell the invention. But there are quite a few cases in which patents have been used to suppress innovation.2 Companies may take out a patent, or buy someone else's patent, in order to inhibit others from applying the ideas.
So maybe I shouldn't even be talking about intellectual property at all..."If you talk about the whole subject with the word "property" you're prejudging the most basic question in the whole area which is, "how do we treat this thing or that thing or the other thing?" The most basic question would include alternatives such as making it somebody's property, and maybe various other alternatives. But if you call the whole subject "property" you've prejudged that."
Richard Stallman, on the concept of "Intellectual Property"