Chiptune Cover Album Leads to Huge Legal Bill


King over my mind
Mar 29, 2011
Owyn_Merrilin said:
We need to trash the current copyright system and make one that actually works in the 21st century. The internet has effectively created a Star Trek style replicator for digital goods; they went to socialism in Star Trek because scarcity no longer existed. When it comes to digital goods, scarcity no longer exists in the real world now; it's time our government realizes that Gene Roddenberry's wet dream has come true, and stop trying to artificially enforce an outdated law. There are ways to make money that don't involve suing individual customers -- and yes, the same people who pirate stuff are the ones who spend the most money on the industry that they pirate stuff from. There have been studies on the matter that showed as much.
The problem with rebuilding the system from the ground up is that the people creating the laws are influenced too much by the self interests of multi-billion dollar lobbyists. Disney has challenged the reworking of copyright laws enough times for me to come to the conclusion that, more than anything, they fear the public domain.

The law needs altering but I fear that it could become worse rather than better.