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post #31 of 150
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

This just in!
Google loses censorship lawsuit and so removes all results related to torrenting/pirating/streaming/etc.
Google also takes it upon themselves to remove any reference to the music industry as well, while they're messing with the filters. Oops.
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ROFL!! lachen.gif

This is PRECISELY what I was thinking after reading the article. lol.
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RIAA: Wait, why did you do that?? We didn't ask you to do that!!
Google: No? Well, we thought a bit outside the box, went an extra step and did this for you! We did this all for you! We thought it would make you so happy! What's wrong? Why you crying?
RIAA: FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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post #32 of 150
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Originally Posted by Domino View Post

You can't think of a single example? Out of everything that you have experienced, there is nothing that you wouldn't want anyone else to see? Do you hold any confidential material that are only told to those that have the intelligence to understand, knowledge to comprehend, and or trustworthy to hold such information? Are you opposed to giving children free reign of material that can cause significant harm to their psychological health? Well, if you can't, then I think censorship is doing a good job on the "need to know" basis.
Cause you know, there is not a single "bad" thing on this planet eh? We've already seen the problems piracy has called. Look at those garbage DRM and download programs that cause paying customers agony and frustration towards even playing their game. What about those game designers that are underpaid because some blokes, totally upwards to millions, decided to download their game for free?
Yeah...it is kinda obvious.

Agreeing with the above reply

Basically we have reached a point in time where technology is both beneficial and detrimental to our society. Our laws and health care have allowed the most feeble of minds to flourish. There is no more saber tooth tiger to eat you when you make faces at it. The mobs of earlier centuries no longer massacre you in the streets for crimes against your neighbors. This is the thought process that has been taking hold for some decades now.

Awful isn't it?
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post #33 of 150
I'd be VERY careful with what the music industry demands. Google can block all searches to ANYTHING music-related at will.
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post #34 of 150
Last time I checked, Google lists its search results based on the most popular active links correct? (my assumption)

Secondly, Google makes money by *paid promotion* for search results. (oddly familiar to all the *royalties* music broadcast stations have to pay *music companies*)

Therefore it is safe to assume, that even if the less than legitimate links were listed further down, the end user would still select them. (my assumption)

Therefore, they want to make buying media more convenient (or at least at the forefront for the search) ? (the aim of the music industry)

or do they want to waste the end users time causing them to utilize a different search medium? (googles remark i assume)

I personally believe that if the media industry would charge less for their songs, more people would buy them. and they would spend less money promoting crappy artists and take the time to develop good artists that are worth supporting.

Second, and unrelated.

-TV and Movie piracy.
Lets say rather than sueing everyone for filesharing. They make a Server to host all the video content for download to drive, make it affordable for the whole family. and let the end user download good quality (hell put friggin commercials in it that you can SKIP) and let us enjoy it whenever, where ever. like good content is supposed to be enjoyed. Be damned to the internet tethering of streaming services.

Rant over. gooddaysir!
post #35 of 150
Seems pretty short-sighted. I imagine the music industry gets a decent amount of their revenue via google and searches--perhaps more than they realize.

Also, this lawsuit would require some law that categorizes websites, which we don't have, and no judge will be able to decide what website is which.

Sounds like either a simple rumor misconstrued, or the most short-sighted tactic by the RIAA for quite some time. You might be able to bully 20 year old mothers for cash, but google will (probably) not act the pushover in this case.
    
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post #36 of 150
Everyone is talking about how big Google is and how the music industry shouldn't piss them off; no one is thinking about how big the music industry (and the entertainment industry as a whole) is. Their lobbying power far exceeds Google's. The entertainment industry is full of greedy pigs who can't bare the idea that their sources/methods of content delivery are no longer dominant and archaic at best.

These entertainment corporations that are pushing so hard for internet censorship do not have an iota of corporate social responsibility, ethics or morals standards; yet they complain about pirates lol the irony.
post #37 of 150
Just cause things are "bad" doesn't mean we should pretend they don't exist.
It is important to our society to be aware of what's real in the world, what really happens and exists.
To hold back information is nothing short of manipulation of the mind, IMHO.
(e.g. if I couldn't Google pirated stuff and see just how available it is, I wouldn't have known more than what I'm told...)

I can agree with one thing;
There is plenty that children shouldn't have to see at an early age.
Keeping them safe (until old enough to understand) is the job of the parents.
Not the RIAA, not Google--
and it shouldn't have to come at the cost of treating everyone like children, either.
(e.g. imagine "child-proofing" your home for safety; now do that everywhere...)
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post #38 of 150
This is getting a bit political here people. Lets try to not get the thread locked thumb.gif
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*Research*
Pirate bay
*Results* (generated in 0.02 sec)
Buy music online now!
Music for sale HERE!
YESSS wE CAn Finally Sell MUSIK for $$$
MUSIK for sale!!!
We want your money for Tunes!!!
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Please sue google! then let google's lawyers Thrash the music industry so bad they go away for ever!.

My first, exact thoughts.
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