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I think that works should continue to be protected for all works of intellectual property.This means production facilities should continue to uphold copyright encryption of commercially produced works whether it be music, movies, audio books, or any other known or future format. I believe levies should either stay in place or be implemented. Royalty rates and terms should continually be amended. I could continue on but I will leave this for now.
Implementing the DMCA has far reaching implications outside of the relation between artists and consumers. I would like to point out a situation I currently use.
My home theatre system currently uses a projector instead of a standard LCD TV. All HD Blueray DVD players currently implement a form of DRM called High Definition Content Protection. ( HDCP ) My projector does not support the HDCP protocol and cannot be used to watch my Blueray movies without the use of an adapter such as the HDFury from silicon image. ( http://www.hdfury.com/ )
This is adapter is currently legally obtainable, however under the proposed amendments it would become illegal as it bypasses the HDCP encryption and allows playback from an "insecure" device.
We need to protect this kind of fare use. There is no nefarious motive behind my owning or use of this device, I simply wish to view the media I purchased the way I want on the device I want.
It is unreasonable to expect me to go out and purchase a new display that supports your digital restriction system just so that you can stop a few would be pirates. The number of honest people who stand to be hurt by this far exceed those who would use these to rip-off and distribute bootleg DVDs.
A. Unrau [2009-09-10 14:48] Comment ID: 2392 Reply to: 2332
In addition to the situation that Mr. Klock brought up, the passing of the DMCA in the US has had several far-reaching deleterious effects. The EFF has recorded some of them here:
As a creator, I believe the Government must enact Copyright laws that ensure copyright is properly protected and fairly compensated. Protection of copyright is important for artists and businesses, and benefits all Canadians and the Canadian economy.
colah [2009-09-08 21:39] Comment ID: 2345 Reply to: 2325
But what is "properly protected and fairly compensated"? I agree that there should be some length of time for which copyright should exist, but the present length is unfair to the population at large. 5 to 10 years seems fair to me.
BloodyIron [2009-09-09 09:50] Comment ID: 2355 Reply to: 2325
If compensation for artists are to be done it should be ensured that a minimum percentage (say 50% or more) of these compensations should go directly to the artist. A lot of the revenues generated by groups such as the RIAA goes to middle management, and barely any goes to the artists.
mrpirate [2009-09-10 12:36] Comment ID: 2389 Reply to: 2325
I agree that content creators/Copyright holders should be protected when it comes to others profiting off of their Copyrighted materials, but that is as far as the law should go. It is highly unjust for someone to be punished by simply downloading a copy of a song or video for personal use; you the creator have lost nothing, and they the viewer have made no profit.
Give creators a break….If the government allows the status quo to continue, whereby consumers can take movies and music for free off the internet, perhaps artists and creative professionals should be given tax breaks for their contribution to society. Make the first 30k of digital revenues tax free. I bet only a handful of Canadian artists would exceed that threshold. Ireland for one had been known to grant musicians and artists a tax free status.
How about some kind of advertiser based solution like putting Advertisements in cover art or id tags
as well have adds next to places to listen to or download files.
It is being done now in the usa
And I am getting paid some $
might be worth looking into more here
maybe space to rent sign in my myspace playlist of songs getting over 1.5 mill hits , imagine the impressions that would be worth to advertisers
Would cost the government little and bring home cash to creators
dendee [2009-09-09 00:02] Comment ID: 2349 Reply to: 2280
a sharp contrast to the days when singers got slaughtered for being too "commercial" when aligning with corporate sponsors.