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25. totally agree
Tue Dec 17, 2013, 02:40 PM
Dec 2013

Legislation is sorely lacking on many fronts when it comes to our new digital world. My big concern with that is most of the legislators are digital idiots. The legislation attempts they have made so far have been incredibly hamfisted and often totally counterproductive.

I hope a lawsuit can come from this. Vashta Nerada Dec 2013 #1
As I keep explaining to people Kelvin Mace Dec 2013 #4
If I spend $14.99 for a downloaded video, it better damn well be there tomorrow or 50 years from now Vashta Nerada Dec 2013 #14
I had read of a woman whose books were deleted from her cloud. dixiegrrrrl Dec 2013 #19
Seriously.. sendero Dec 2013 #36
But, but, but if your house burns down, you'll still have your movies! arcane1 Dec 2013 #54
Consumers only have rights when they exercise them Kelvin Mace Dec 2013 #38
Amazon deleted 8 minutes from the series finale of The Office after I purchased it Shampoobra Dec 2013 #41
I am shocked by your experience dixiegrrrrl Dec 2013 #46
I think the trick is to just use the digital content as a compliment to a physical collection Shampoobra Dec 2013 #47
You are one of the few people I have heard say that here. dixiegrrrrl Dec 2013 #22
Agreed Kelvin Mace Dec 2013 #39
I don't care to slog through Amazon's terms of use, but... Orrex Dec 2013 #32
if you can watch it on your computer you can make a copy of it. end of story. nt msongs Dec 2013 #2
Except that some courts have interpreted that to violate Kelvin Mace Dec 2013 #5
There is almost no way to enforce those provisions of the DMCA al bupp Dec 2013 #16
Exactly. No way I'm going to prison... seattledo Dec 2013 #57
This is truly outrageous Sanity Claws Dec 2013 #3
if you buy something, then give someone else exclusive possession of it... mike_c Dec 2013 #6
I guess the pulling sharp_stick Dec 2013 #7
of course it was Egnever Dec 2013 #23
Note: what Amazon says in that article, and what customers say dixiegrrrrl Dec 2013 #24
The cloud concept is just fine for many things. It is needing more control Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2013 #8
An Addendum To My Previous Reply sharp_stick Dec 2013 #9
Property/ownership isn't a real thing, ZombieHorde Dec 2013 #10
Not "influence" but power. hunter Dec 2013 #18
What's the difference? ZombieHorde Dec 2013 #26
If there's a movie I want, I buy it outright on DVD. hobbit709 Dec 2013 #11
What is this DVD you speak of? JCMach1 Dec 2013 #12
I won't buy stuff any other way. loudsue Dec 2013 #20
Same reason I buy books hobbit709 Dec 2013 #21
CD's and DVDs are volatile... not as bad as a cassette tape, but bad over time JCMach1 Dec 2013 #42
Everything is volatile. Something can screw up magnetic media of any type. hobbit709 Dec 2013 #44
+1 MadrasT Dec 2013 #15
From a website called Torrent Freak? el_bryanto Dec 2013 #13
Heh, progressoid Dec 2013 #29
Despite the silly name SwankyXomb Dec 2013 #34
It's not a matter of a silly name - torrents are regularly used to steal copy written work nt el_bryanto Dec 2013 #35
So is HTTP, FTP, Newsgroups, etc. Humanist_Activist Dec 2013 #50
Great example of needed regulation FreeJoe Dec 2013 #17
totally agree Egnever Dec 2013 #25
This is why... FreeJoe Dec 2013 #28
That is why the big push to streaming dixiegrrrrl Dec 2013 #30
There's a reason it's called a "cloud." Ephemeral; impossible to grasp. WinkyDink Dec 2013 #31
"Regulation" is how this came to be. This is simply the corporate kleptocracy doing some Egalitarian Thug Dec 2013 #53
That sucks. Give me a disk. Or a thumb drive. Or anything solid that doesn't require MADem Dec 2013 #27
Idiots. Just fucking count the online views as ratings for the Disney channel. Done. AtheistCrusader Dec 2013 #33
Amazon has an "Unbox" player for the PC, where you can download videos you have bought quinnox Dec 2013 #37
Well technically, you don't own movies or music after you buy it. Glassunion Dec 2013 #40
This is an issue with all digital media -- including e-books, kindle, etc. You don't really "own" El_Johns Dec 2013 #43
My family was wondering why the old Monk series we purchased is now "expiring". mmonk Dec 2013 #45
But, but, but, stealing from the artists! Egalitarian Thug Dec 2013 #48
+1. jsr Dec 2013 #49
I don't buy anything that I can't download onto my local computer and use, DRM-free, the... Humanist_Activist Dec 2013 #51
The Cloud can BITE ME! arcane1 Dec 2013 #52
Protest the digital revolution! Buy Physical! bobclark86 Dec 2013 #55
I tried Amazon free for a month Politicalboi Dec 2013 #56
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