Totally agree! The rights holders continue to shoot themselves in the foot by proceding in
boneheaded past-century MO's. NBC should have embraced live streaming with open arms, sold the
streams to all the cellphone companies, sold tons of ads on the streams and pocketed two ad revenue
sources. Instead, they made zero money from online streaming in the US and introduced a whole
non-geek crowd to the VPN concept.
As for music piracy, I think some labels are getting smarter about this, a little bit. YouTube has
more streams than ever, with links right there to buy a download of the tune if you want it for your
iPod. I don't know how much this leads to sales, but it's better than zero, which is what happens
when a company demands YouTube take down a tune and everyone who wants it then flocks to PirateBay
or whatever the latest pirate streamer is.
There's also a ton of older music at archive.org. I assume the record companies check there
frequently, and apparently there's no appetite for cease and desist orders.
I've considered posting some of LP and 78 dubs on YouTube, but I don't want to encourage the record
companies to keep the master sources in the vaults, in other words I want BETTER quality than I can
produce at home, not same or worse. I'm perfectly willing to buy reissue CDs when they are of high
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris J Brady" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Piracy still rampant
I would opine that piracy - aka torrent p2p filesharing / downloading / uploading is very rampant -
and will remain so.
One simple example that increased awareness of such technologies was the NBC in the USA by refusing
to air live the London 2012 Olympics and especially the Paralympics.
Sports fans in the USA had to resort to using VPN apps such as ExpatShield to watch the Olympics on
the BBC website(s).
They had to use other means to access the live streams of the Paralympics on Channel 4,
Paralympics.com and the Channel 4 channel on YouTube.
Of course the Olympics and Paralympics were capped by staff at TheBox.bz etc. and then the numerous
files were inevitably disseminated around the world via other torrent sites.
I would opine that the NBC alone was instrumental in increasing the awareness of VPN access and
filesharing p2p torrent networks by many factors due to its greed in refusing to transmit live these
two major events.
--- On Wed, 3/10/12, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] LA Times - Piracy still rampant in music biz
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Wednesday, 3 October, 2012, 11:24