First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  Next  Last
Let's Do Our Part To Save Anime Subculture And Change The DMCA
Posted 2/6/09 , edited 2/6/09
Thanks to President Obama, there is now a call from the White House for a change in better policies(http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/), and there's this one policy that's in dire need of a change, the DMCA.

To be frank, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Title II, The Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act, aka section 512(http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/512.html), is a poor policy that's allowing the OSP in the US to neglect their civil & moral obligation of upholding the Copyright Act and subsequently the Constitution, all for the sake of profit margin. While letting OSP off the hooks, section 512 also placed the burden to uphold the Copyright Act on the general users, who often as anime fans don't know any better, and on the original copyright holders and licensees; which in the case of anime industry who have just entered the online distribution, but are seriously lacking the resources to enforce the Copyright Act on their own.

Like it or not, private sectors like the OSP are a part of the global community that is the internet consisting of end users worldwide, therefore they shouldn't be excused of their civil & moral obligations to uphold the law within their jurisdiction, and neither should we. The current DMCA is allowing unfair practice due to poor moral sense, and a double standard between the OSP and the general users in the US. This makes bad businesses and even poorer example of civility & morality. The DMCA should focus on reinforcing Copyright Act within its jurisdiction, not letting people to get away from breaking the law just because they can afford to do so.
3324 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / M / CA
Offline
Posted 2/6/09
I didn't completely understand everything but I know it is for the good of anime so DO IT people
104111 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / This Dying World
Offline
Posted 2/6/09
who voted the black man in >.>

seriously democrats lost is for a stronger state government not federal >.>
3548 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27
Offline
Posted 2/6/09
i agree
55 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / america
Offline
Posted 2/6/09
lets not make this political cuz noone cares if ur democrat or republican, anyone like to SIMPLIFY this for me.....
Posted 2/6/09

bustword wrote:

I didn't completely understand everything but I know it is for the good of anime so DO IT people

Yes, this is why a Canadian citizen like myself need people like you, who is a US citizen, to let our plead heard in the White House. And that goes to all the US citizens on CR, too. This is your law, and now with the new US government, you can help change it so a fair and just community can welcome anime subculture with open arms.

This is the true power of community organizing, as President Obama, himself once a community organizer knows all too well. His campaign manager David Plouff wrote this in an email after Gov. Palin mocked Obama's origin as a community organizer:

They insulted the very idea that ordinary people have a role to play in our political process. Let's clarify something for them right now. Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies.
Posted 2/6/09

armyfreak221 wrote:

lets not make this political cuz noone cares if ur democrat or republican, anyone like to SIMPLIFY this for me.....

The DMCA should focus on reinforcing Copyright Act within its jurisdiction, not letting people to get away from breaking the law just because they can afford to do so. That's your simplified explanation.
Posted 2/6/09

AnimeKami wrote:

who voted the black man in >.>

seriously democrats lost is for a stronger state government not federal >.>

And now you got a government that's willing to listen to you and eager to make changes for the better, instead of one that can only maintain the status quote. So it is in your best interest to take advantage of this situation, and do something for yours and your community's sake. It's your government, and it finally took a black president to make sure it stays that way by those who voted for him.
104111 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / This Dying World
Offline
Posted 2/6/09

DomFortress wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

who voted the black man in >.>

seriously democrats lost is for a stronger state government not federal >.>

And now you got a government that's willing to listen to you and eager to make changes for the better, instead of one that can only maintain the status quote. So it is in your best interest to take advantage of this situation, and do something for yours and your community's sake. It's your government, and it finally took a black president to make sure it stays that way by those who voted for him.


the flaw to that is i didn't vote for him
Posted 2/6/09

AnimeKami wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

who voted the black man in >.>

seriously democrats lost is for a stronger state government not federal >.>

And now you got a government that's willing to listen to you and eager to make changes for the better, instead of one that can only maintain the status quote. So it is in your best interest to take advantage of this situation, and do something for yours and your community's sake. It's your government, and it finally took a black president to make sure it stays that way by those who voted for him.


the flaw to that is i didn't vote for him

Well, that's fact. But the important thing is just how are you going to approach to this new government that's willing to listen and to change for the better? How are you going to make them work for the betterment of your community? And not just any community, but even the online community.
53558 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / F / The great not so...
Offline
Posted 2/6/09

DomFortress wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

who voted the black man in >.>

seriously democrats lost is for a stronger state government not federal >.>

And now you got a government that's willing to listen to you and eager to make changes for the better, instead of one that can only maintain the status quote. So it is in your best interest to take advantage of this situation, and do something for yours and your community's sake. It's your government, and it finally took a black president to make sure it stays that way by those who voted for him.


I like Obama even though I'm not interested that much in politics I hope he makes huge changes here in the next few years maybe this country will actually move forward to a bright and happy future. I hated George Bush I'm glad someone I finally like is president now..... although something has been bugging me I'm worried b/c what if the KKK (stupid racists bastards plus their outfits freak me out) tries do something?

Offtopic: I'm happy I just looked at Bandai's YT channel and they are starting to upload episodes of Code Geass in both Japanese w/eng subs and English dub plus what makes it better is that in the opening they put both Romaji and English lyrics (so I can actually sing along lol)! I hope they upload some Gundam SEED and Gundam 00!!
Posted 2/6/09

Tsubasa_Lover_4Ever wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

who voted the black man in >.>

seriously democrats lost is for a stronger state government not federal >.>

And now you got a government that's willing to listen to you and eager to make changes for the better, instead of one that can only maintain the status quote. So it is in your best interest to take advantage of this situation, and do something for yours and your community's sake. It's your government, and it finally took a black president to make sure it stays that way by those who voted for him.


I like Obama even though I'm not interested that much in politics I hope he makes huge changes here in the next few years maybe this country will actually move forward to a bright and happy future. I hated George Bush I'm glad someone I finally like is president now..... although something has been bugging me I'm worried b/c what if the KKK (stupid racists bastards plus their outfits freak me out) tries do something?

Offtopic: I'm happy I just looked at Bandai's YT channel and they are starting to upload episodes of Code Geass in both Japanese w/eng subs and English dub plus what makes it better is that in the opening they put both Romaji and English lyrics (so I can actually sing along lol)! I hope they upload some Gundam SEED and Gundam 00!!

I've read his books, and now I'm reading on a book about his wife. Their ideas are simply ground breaking to say the least.

I didn't like politics before, because back then it was filled with so much BS and smear campaigns it felt like choosing the lesser of two evils whenever it's time for election in Canada. But now the US has got a president that they can be proud of, and I for one am happy of their success.

On topic: The section 512 of the DMCA renders the law too passive when it comes to enforcing the Copyright Act on the OSP, this makes OSP who provide file sharing services like P2P and bit torrents as legal channels for illegal file trafficking. While at the same time these OSP are gaining profits from those who use their services to access illegal files. Internet steaming sites that host user submitted contents are also in a bind due to this law when it comes to removing illegal contents, because they can't do it without first receiving authentic C & D order from the original copyright holders or licensees.

Furthermore, the OSP are using some of the latest SSL encrypted file transfer channels for illegal file sharing. Normally this method of encryption is for protecting personal banking file transfers, but the OSP are applying this security measure to cover up their traffics, and thus makes file sharing detections even harder to trace.
53558 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / F / The great not so...
Offline
Posted 2/7/09

DomFortress wrote:


Tsubasa_Lover_4Ever wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

who voted the black man in >.>

seriously democrats lost is for a stronger state government not federal >.>

And now you got a government that's willing to listen to you and eager to make changes for the better, instead of one that can only maintain the status quote. So it is in your best interest to take advantage of this situation, and do something for yours and your community's sake. It's your government, and it finally took a black president to make sure it stays that way by those who voted for him.


I like Obama even though I'm not interested that much in politics I hope he makes huge changes here in the next few years maybe this country will actually move forward to a bright and happy future. I hated George Bush I'm glad someone I finally like is president now..... although something has been bugging me I'm worried b/c what if the KKK (stupid racists bastards plus their outfits freak me out) tries do something?

Offtopic: I'm happy I just looked at Bandai's YT channel and they are starting to upload episodes of Code Geass in both Japanese w/eng subs and English dub plus what makes it better is that in the opening they put both Romaji and English lyrics (so I can actually sing along lol)! I hope they upload some Gundam SEED and Gundam 00!!

I've read his books, and now I'm reading on a book about his wife. Their ideas are simply ground breaking to say the least.

I didn't like politics before, because back then it was filled with so much BS and smear campaigns it felt like choosing the lesser of two evils whenever it's time for election in Canada. But now the US has got a president that they can be proud of, and I for one am happy of their success.

On topic: The section 512 of the DMCA renders the law too passive when it comes to enforcing the Copyright Act on the OSP, this makes OSP who provide file sharing services like P2P and bit torrents as legal channels for illegal file trafficking. While at the same time these OSP are gaining profits from those who use their services to access illegal files. Internet steaming sites that host user submitted contents are also in a bind due to this law when it comes to removing illegal contents, because they can't do it without first receiving authentic C & D order from the original copyright holders or licensees.

Furthermore, the OSP are using some of the latest SSL encrypted file transfer channels for illegal file sharing. Normally this method of encryption is for protecting personal banking file transfers, but the OSP are applying this security measure to cover up their traffics, and thus makes file sharing detections even harder to trace.


um I'm confused are you saying the Bandai's YT channel might be an illegal channel or something if you are then I have proof its not well if thats not what you're talking about I apologize in advance cause I haven't been feeling good all day and I can't think straight......

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-07/bandai-entertainment-streams-code-geass-on-youtube
55520 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / 風の山
Offline
Posted 2/7/09 , edited 2/7/09
truly don't know what to say but if it is for the good then so be it if not then o well i can;t do much i seriously can't, so hope it doesn't come to that.
3498 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / Nowheresville, MI
Offline
Posted 2/7/09

DomFortress wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

who voted the black man in >.>

seriously democrats lost is for a stronger state government not federal >.>

And now you got a government that's willing to listen to you and eager to make changes for the better, instead of one that can only maintain the status quote. So it is in your best interest to take advantage of this situation, and do something for yours and your community's sake. It's your government, and it finally took a black president to make sure it stays that way by those who voted for him.


Take this the wrong way if you wish....I find it funny that you seem to think that a change in administrations is going to lead to a change in the way business is handled in Washington. Besides, there are other much more important issues on that mans plate than making changes to a law you don't agree with.

First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.