RIAA Pushes Google, Verizon for Piracy Crackdown

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    The RIAA is pushing Google and Verizon for a crackdown on piracy? Who are they to push for anything? If I were running Google or Verizon, I would have just two words for the RIAA and they rhyme with “blow” and “me.”

     
  2. Knight_of_BAAWA

    Knight_of_BAAWA Gawd

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    Translation: Our business model of promoting crappy "artists" and of making albums with one good song on them isn't working anymore, so we want you to help us in demonizing those who don't want to pay $15 for one good song (if that) so we can prop up our failed business model.
     
  3. k1pp3r

    k1pp3r [H]ardness Supreme

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    Is the RIAA going to pay Google and Verizon for the tech used in this clampdown? Signs point to NO. Screw off RIAA
     
  4. DeathPrincess

    DeathPrincess [H]ard as it Gets

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    "Our businesses are being undermined, as are the dreams and careers of songwriters, artists, musicians, studio technicians, and other professionals."
    They continue to say
    "To continue undermining the dreams and careers of songwriters, artists, musicians, studio technicians, and other professionals, we need your search engines help."

    intresting their finally admitting their more of the problem than the solution...
     
  5. THRESHIN

    THRESHIN 2[H]4U

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    well u gotta hand it to the RIAA for being persistent. once your business model fails so terribly, most companies would try to change it and make it work again. not these guys though. they start suing and making ridiculous demands - generally trying to change the market to suit their old failing business model.

    its kinda like trying to tell religious fanatics that the world is changing and no you can't crucify someone because you don't like their hair.
     
  6. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

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    Man, these 'people' are just unbelievable...

    I wonder if recent details of just how much information Google has on people hasn't made the RIAA see a lightbulb and gave them the idea. Google now seems to know everything about everyone and every object on the planet, so who better for the RIAA to try to force into bed with them?
     
  7. siralexu

    siralexu Limp Gawd

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    out of curiosity have the artist even seen one dime from RIAA til now?
     
  8. Modred189

    Modred189 I'm Smarter Than You

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    Both Google and Verizon are immune from lawsuit from these guys under the DMCA safe harbor provisions.
    The irony there is pretty thick.
    The content creators that use the DMCA for things like DRM and other copyright laws are now limited by it.
     
  9. Ratha

    Ratha Limp Gawd

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    One day the world is going to hate google, but for now they can appease everyone on the internet by telling the RIAA to go jump on a spike. The dreams and careers of songwriters, artists, musicians, and studio technicians arnt being affected significantly by piracy, they are being affected by the archaic business model and greed of the *AA groups.

    Heres what i think: Chop the top four tiers off of the RIAA pyramid in personal. All those useless company heads, lawyers, media figures, and politicians who are sucking up 50% of the income of the company and holding it back from actually doing anything useful for the artists that they actually manage.

    Its a new world RIAA, adapt or die, preferably the latter. There are many MANY ways to earn recognition and money for artists out there in the independent market which allow them to make more money, off of less people, and leave lots of area to expand into, all the while keeping costs down, giving the consumer a better value, and best of all allowing those artists to interact with the community in some manner so that they can get meaningful feedback and make real impressions.

    One of them needs to make a hit titled "The RIAA Can Kiss My A$$" and send it viral on youtube. They'd probably be elected for president within a year.
     
  10. OmegaAquinas

    OmegaAquinas [H]ard|Gawd

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    Throw free?
    Drow tree?
    Flow free?
     
  11. xxEIEIOxx

    xxEIEIOxx 2[H]4U

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    So is the RIAA a law enforcement agency or a terrorist organization?
     
  12. NKDietrich

    NKDietrich [H]ardness Supreme

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    Seems like both to me.

    Give it 15-20 years and they will be able to openly send armed goons after people.
     
  13. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

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    Dave Carroll should do it. He did a hell of a number on United Airlines :)

     
  14. KillerFry

    KillerFry Limp Gawd

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    Yes.
     
  15. RumpleForeSkin

    RumpleForeSkin Limp Gawd

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    because we all know, the recording industry really cares about the artists and recording professionals.. that's why they get such a large cut in their contract.. oh wait.. right.:rolleyes:

    give me a flipping break.. just fade away onto a trivial pursuit question card RIAA.. that's really the only place you will remain relevant in the coming years.
     
  16. tesfaye

    tesfaye 2[H]4U

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    I don't think that this is a conversation that should be started. The RIAA acts as if they are an authority. As far as I can tell, they are not. They need to back off and the government and communications companies need to remind them of that. But you know how powerful that dollar is espcially when it's thrown around in huge bundles. I'd like to think that nothing will come of this but something tells me the RIAA will eventually find a way in.
     
  17. HardOCP News

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    And that is why artists, for the last 20 years, have gotten less than $1 per CD when they retail from $13.99 - $16.99?

    The recording industry as a whole is a parasite that has outgrown its host. Is it the consumers fault that music labels take 95% of the revenue an artist generates and still WANTS more? Parasites don't like other parasites feeding off their hosts.

    The only irony here is that the biggest blood sucking leech of them all is now upset that their business model has fallen woefully behind and they are taking it out on / blaming the fall of Rome on the secondary parasites (downloaders).

    ...all just my opinion of course.


    We can all agree on that the ARTISTS deserve to be paid for their efforts...it's just ironic that the people stealing the most money from them aren't the downloaders. :(
     
  18. mynamehere

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    I think the word you're looking for is "stone", it was the Romans that did the crucifying.
     
  19. pothb

    pothb [H]ardness Supreme

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    I want to see a reply that has the words, "blow me riaa, we ain't helping you screw the rest of america."
     
  20. [Retaliation]

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    I think it boils down to this,no body with an ounce of common sense believes them anymore,its been well documented that they screw the artists as much if not more that "joe shmoe" who dl's a song
     
  21. Skull_Angel

    Skull_Angel [H]ard|Gawd

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    HAHAHA! I laughed so hard at the front page quote, I nearly shat myself. the artist is lucky if they see more than 1% and they claim to be protecting them? ROFL!!
     
  22. Compddd

    Compddd [H]ard|Gawd

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    How does the RIAA even still make money to throw at lobbyists?
     
  23. Manaknight

    Manaknight [H]ardness Supreme

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    stupid people.
     
  24. Fendrix

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    God, every time I see the RIAA or MPAA I wanna break something.

    I love how they talk about how much the artists are suffering, when in reality they are still raking in millions of dollars and giving less of it to the actual musicians. Maybe the artists are hurting, but these fat cats sure as hell aren't.

    This is failing to adapt to new technology and using extortion and bullying to keep an old business model alive, and blaming falling profits on a flying spaghetti monster.
     
  25. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Can't we just stone AND crucify the RIAA??? :D

    That would solve a whole bunch of problems.
     
  26. BloodDonor

    BloodDonor Limp Gawd

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    they should rule the RIAA and MPAA as being cartels, and sue them into the dust
     
  27. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    So which dream is this crushing?

    1. To be recognized and respected for your talent.

    2. To be heard or seen by as many people as possible, possibly becoming a household name.

    3. To influence future artists.

    4. To become stupid filthy rich.
     
  28. SamuraiInBlack

    SamuraiInBlack [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'd love to see an artist come out and say how much they've gotten from all the lawsuits.

    Hell, I've been waiting since Napster was still hip.
     
  29. Skull_Angel

    Skull_Angel [H]ard|Gawd

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    answer: nothing, lol
     
  30. fattypants

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    I have not raged over anything this much in a long time.

    Maybe they would have plenty of money to go around if they quit spending it all to buy laws and legislators.
     
  31. Phoenix333

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    Google is a business, not a police agency. They cannot be forced to act as one. Furthermore, if the RIAA and MPAA are failing then they are no longer relevant and should cease to exist.