@ Jim Bennett: Yes, I read your article on my computer. I also
helped pay for your authorship. Because of the pop-up banners that Deseret News
has, I learned about a neat service called "Kids-in-Mind", which rates
movies in a fashion I find appealing. I have subscribed to
"Kids-in-Mind", one of your sponsors. Part of my subscription fee (a
small part, admittedly) showed up in one of your paychecks, as Kids-in-Mind paid
Deseret news for their on-line ad. Regarding intellectual property
rights (which I understand applies to artistic forms like music); when you
bought your vinyl record, you bought the right to listen to those songs,
regardless of the delivery device (vinyl, magnetic tape, or 0's &
1's on a solid state memory device). Right now I am listening
to Blackmore's Night on Spotify - legally. Three cents is paid to the
artist, by the sponsors whose ads I hear (just heard another one...) for every
song I hear. Ths sponsors willingly do that just like Kids-in-Mind. If I
subscribe to Spotify, they knock out the ads, and the artists get seven cents
DRM--The evil continues. The studios say: You aren't responsible enough to
own DRM-free content!" Music, thankfully, has finally found freedom. Now how
'bout the rest like books and movies get some freedom too? Why can't
the studio's figure out that I'm not going to re-purchase a DVD, or
Blu-ray, or a DRM'd itunes movie? If I own a movie on VHS, or my dvd is
scratched/unplayable, i'm torrenting the movie. Simple as that. I will not
re-purchase it. If you want money, create new content, release directors'
cuts, liscense to tv and netflix. But if I bought the movie, I own the rights to
it FOR LIFE.
The tangible things what once was legal is illegal when it's intangible.
What kind of sense does that make.