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Why Big Media Really Shut Down MegaUpload: To Kill The Competition

Discussion in 'News' started by qubit, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. TheMailMan78

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    Or maybe you just follow a populist ideal? I mean really...who knows. ;)
     
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    I choose only to believe what I experience. And everything I read on the internet.
     
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    lol
     
  4. gorg_graggel New Member

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    duh, i was talking about people creating stuff, not people making money of other peoples creations...:wtf:
     
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    I know. I create stuff. I create things other people want to use but not pay full price for. So they pay me royalties. When they do sell something I get a cut. If they don't I make no money.

    See my avatar? I did that messing around for TPU. Its not even that nice but thats kinda what I do. If you want people to start paying for exclusive rights for things get ready to not afford ANYTHING. Royalties make things affordable. Ill be more then happy to charge for exclusive rights.
     
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    Serious? I didn't know his code got used like that. W1zz is an even bigger cheese than I thought. :respect:
     
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    Why isn't rapidshare shut down? There are sites specifically to search rapidshare links for warez. Rapidshare hosts copyrighted material. I wonder who sent the american government more shut up money.... Money talks, and bu****it walks. Just bloody amazing isnt it. How a country can covet money so much.
     
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    i see, i was confused by the "publisher" above...

    anyway, royalties per se, is not what needs a debate.
    just how much big labels get vs. what the artists get.
    models like that from the news would bring more competition and "big media" would have an incentive to change their payment policies...
     
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    This is pure fasicm!
     

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