At 1/23/13 07:13 PM, Camarohusky wrote:
any innocent and good faith act
Yeah, for instance I can't use copyrighted characters in a game I make.
Even fan games. Even on my stupid website I've had people ask me to take down images which I just got from Google. Newgrounds has gotten many threats of lawsuits over the years for serving free fan-made content that used copyrighted material.
The whole world of indy games and small youtube video producers is plagued by this.
On the other hand, you have a company like Rifftrax that makes audio tracks that go over existing movies to make fun of them. Their product is worthless unless you own / use copyrighted material which they themselves do not own. ( For example, they will make a track that you play over Iron Man while you watch it ).
And again, "innocent" is simply defined as "legal". It's a tautology to say "You won't find any legal things that aren't legal".
You define "good faith" in the same way.
- 1 - Why an act on the internet magically becomes legal when it would be illegal in the real world.
No one's arguing whether it's legal or illegal.
The legality of these actions are a completely moot point. What we question is WHETHER OR NOT it should be illegal. Not if it currently is or not.
- 2 - Why a crime is justifiable if you don't like the person you think you're harming, or you dont think it will harm them.
Again your entire argument hinges solely on a tautological statement whereby you have declared that this is "illegal" and therefore wrong and a crime.
Using this line of logic, no new law could ever be passed and no existing law could be changed.
- 3 - The false sense that it is the established musicians and the music publishing corporations that get hurt, instead of the reality where new musicians and the employees of the publishing companies get hurt.
You've yet to show how piracy actually hurts society.
You act as if it gave nothing back. Yeah, Bono's songs can be stolen, but what he gets in return is that he can steal any song or movie.
This trade is bad for like 0.00001% of society and AMAZINGLY GOOD for 99.9999%.