I Can Haz Too Much Copyright? SOPA Today

Submitted by: wizemuler 4 years ago Tech

Copyright terms were once 14 years. They can now be 120 years. WTF?! Ben Huh, the CEO of Cheezeburger weighs in on SOPA.
There are 15 comments:
Male 2,371
I don`t pretend to have all the answers here, but it does bother me that people think that stealing IP isn`t stealing. Claiming that the music and movies industries are operating with an archaic business model might be correct but doesn`t give license to nick their stuff either.
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Female 36
Clockwork208 nailed it. I say phuck the RIAA and the MPAA. They missed their chance to co-opt Napster and brought this all on themselves. When the market changes, you either change with it or you go out of business. Free market capitalism my arse. This country doesn`t know a thing about unfettered markets - too much collusion and corruption.
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Male 5,811
SOPA was a joke anyway. Since when is it the job of the federal government or criminal courts to chase copyright infringers?
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Male 5,413
"This generations Prohibition". Great way to put it. Oh and, AMUUUUURICA!
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Male 621
Yeah. I think they should cap copyright at around 60 to 80 years, max, since that`s around the average person`s lifetime. Anything more than that and you`re making the law more for corporations than for individuals. 120 years is just crazy.
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Male 25,416
nothing we didnt know before
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Male 835
This is about maintaining a status quo among the large media producers, not about maintaining culture, artistry or anything else beneficial to society. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool and embarrassing himself.
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Male 1,526
No, our generations prohibition is the drug war.
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Male 125
Yes, the law professor was the most eloquent as well as the seemingly least biased, I liked him.

The reason I don`t see many movies (causing studios to lose possible revenue) is because it`s $12 + gas/time and the necessity to rearrange my schedule is too much of a hassle.

An online or television based subscription service would be a boon for the movie and television industry.
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Male 36,541
Oh: well made video! Totally worth watching, it didn`t seem `too long` at all!
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Male 36,541
14 years is too short for copyrights, BUT that has already been fixed.
In the `bad old days` copyrights were eternal: Shakespear was OWNED and rarely printed. Same for all music & poetry. So what did get printed? P0rn!

To suggest that the US or ANY government should be able to block websites is absurd. IAB would be gone in a blink. We all need to keep our eye on the lawmakers to make certain they don`t `sneak one past us` in the not-too distant future...
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Male 2,631
The MPAA rep looks...Smarmy- yeah, smarmy- I`d take his word on this, wouldn`t you?
He carries on about how rabidly pursuing a narrow interpretation of copyrights would allow for the next Great movie and tv show- I don`t know about ya`ll, but I`ve been waiting for those for a long, long time- and the Hollywood cretins who care nothing of quality, just the almighty dollar, do not produce these mythical "properties"- just sequels, prequels, remakes, formulaic and re-hashed screenplays, and turn comic books into movies; In other words, mediocre crap.
My thinking is that the industry is far too concerned with keeping everybody(Including the marginally talented or well connected), employed- and funding their lavish pat-themselves-on-the-back awards shows, and too little concerned with producing new,good(If not great) and original "properties".
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Male 98
I think the law professor had the best (impartial) opinion.
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Male 1,418
If they started a service where I can pay to stream and watch a movie that`s currently (or even released within the month) in theaters, I would gladly pay. Having 2 kids and working alternate shifts with the wife leaves very few chances to go out to see a movie.
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Male 19
Link: I Can Haz Too Much Copyright? SOPA Today [Rate Link] - Copyright terms were once 14 years. They can now be 120 years. WTF?! Ben Huh, the CEO of Cheezeburger weighs in on SOPA.
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