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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 14:49:02 Reply

At 9/14/04 02:42 PM, Bertuzzi44 wrote: I'd call, if I were in the States.

The sad part is, that here in Canada, our Government is so afraid of the US, that it will follow their every move. If they ban the VCR, iPod, etc... It's likely to be banned in Canada a month later.

No no Canada won't ban it, see whats gona happen is that the US is gona be all corupted with laws and shit that piss people off so then everyone is gona come to Canada. See betamax is just the beginning...


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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 15:17:38 Reply

To clear things up for those who don't seem to understand, this isn't about saving Betamax the tape format, this is to prevent a ruling from being over turned. Basically the Supreme Court said it was okay for companies to make and sell VCR's for home use, and that includes Betamax, VHS, etc. If the Supreme Court ruled it was illegal we wouldn't have VCR's and things that could record video and sound!

If this ruling is over turned future recording devices may never see the light of day. Say HD DVD recorders, and other high resolution recording formats that are on their way.

The movie and music industry is so f'ing stupid to try and get the ruling over turned after it made them a fortune with VHS and DVD sales. They are STILL afraid that if higher quality recording formats are made available to the general public that people won't buy their movies and music. However, if they realse HD DVD's that offer higher quality than standard DVD's they can re-sell all the old movies they already sold on VHS, and then DVD.


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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 15:22:54 Reply

thats awesome as hell... but if i prank call them wont they trace my phone? the cops do it all the time because my dumbass of a friend called them and they showed up at his doorstep!

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 15:24:25 Reply

So basicaly they are trying to make it illegal to copy movies. Correct me if im wrong.


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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 15:27:39 Reply

ooooooooooo... the government sucks!!! thanks Tom & Wade for letting us know

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 15:28:44 Reply

Tom I canada call the numbers or send money I'm in Canada after all is there a no cost way I can give my support

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 15:32:25 Reply

Wade is there a free way that I can offer my support I can't call the numbers or send money

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 15:36:10 Reply

Thats not the problem, though. I can see going after those that are making an actual cash profit from this buisness, BUT what we record we have already paid for. I think of it like this:

If you pay for cable or other channels that you gotta pay for (such as HBO) then it's like you and a buncha people got together and paid for a movie. Your money goes from the cable companies and to those that sell these movies to stations. In short, if you wanna copy something you have paid for, then no one should be able to tell you no.

Luckily for us though, we aren't too likely to have this ruling overturned. Last I checked, both the supreme court and Congress in general have Republicans as the majority. We may seem old and crusty, but we aren't likely to change a ruling set not even that long ago.

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 15:45:19 Reply

lucky me, im from finland and i can still put the simpsons on tape!

muahahahahaha.

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 15:49:52 Reply

Its gonna take alot more than just the SUPREME COURT to take down companies like sony. Theres no way thats gonna pass, too much opposition.

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 15:50:45 Reply

At 9/14/04 02:49 PM, -Pako- wrote: No no Canada won't ban it, see whats gona happen is that the US is gona be all corupted with laws and shit that piss people off so then everyone is gona come to Canada. See betamax is just the beginning...

Until the US encourages Canada to ban the recording technology too. Then we will follow what they say, because I've seen instances like that before. When a country tells Canada what to do, we usually listen.

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 16:26:48 Reply

At 9/14/04 03:32 PM, stevezarebski wrote: Wade is there a free way that I can offer my support I can't call the numbers or send money

Steve, alert the mounties. I'm sure they love burning DVDs and watching VHS tapes of Dudley Do Right.


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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 16:28:25 Reply

This is why most politics suck. But i will go and check it out since electonics are amazing.

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 16:38:02 Reply

this is the down side of capitalism. all people care about is money.


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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 16:48:38 Reply

if i were an american i would most definitely call. the riaa and mpaa are pure evil.

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 16:56:29 Reply

those god damn communist hippy bastards
they'll never take my betamax!

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 17:00:24 Reply

Tom, you are such a freakin bleeding heart LIB. Go hug a freakin tree.

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 17:04:08 Reply

Hold the fuck up, so you're saying if Betamax loses, then mp3 players, VCRs, CD Writers, Tivo, and all recording things will be illegal in the USA?!!! FUCK THAT!!!! God, the Supreme Court doesn't know what they're doing.

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 17:15:04 Reply

At 9/14/04 09:34 AM, TomFulp wrote: Please visit this website and sign up to receive phone numbers for members of congress to call. Today is the national call-in day, so it's your chance to help influence politics!

Silly policits. Always trying to screw us over in some way shape or form. =P


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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 17:19:01 Reply

At 9/14/04 05:15 PM, Smurfette_ wrote: =P

OMG Smurfette I think you're so hot. Ever since I was a little kid I wanted to rox your box. Can I screw you over in some way shape or form?


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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 17:27:12 Reply

hmm,well,BAN CONGRESS! GO CITIZENS!

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 17:30:15 Reply

Congress:0
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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 17:47:45 Reply

At 9/14/04 09:34 AM, TomFulp wrote:

Please visit this website and sign up to receive phone numbers for members of congress to call. Today is the national call-in day, so it's your chance to help influence politics!

i would but i am in canada, and a canadian and thoose lousy cunts can't thouch us


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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 18:06:47 Reply

At 9/14/04 05:24 PM, Piconjo wrote: OMG, teh Congress pwns joo all!!!11

Haha, you're in every thread, aren't you?

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 18:17:29 Reply

I remember Betamax. I saw "neverending story" and "thriller" in betamax :)

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 18:24:13 Reply

Betamax is nice. A friend of mine still uses his recorder ;)

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 18:25:07 Reply

ehhhh..... i cant stand politics. One word and it makes my head hurt!

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 18:31:00 Reply

Well but its importaint...

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 18:33:53 Reply

well the court secision is today lets hope that betamax wins

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Response to Save Betamax 2004-09-14 18:36:44 Reply

it doesnt really matter to me tho cuz im in canada where its legal