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Haha I is so scared.

Think I'm gonna go pirate some more shit because of this.

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Hollywood and the federal government have partnered to create updated and even more annoying anti-piracy warnings that will be included in new home-release DVDs and Blu-ray discs beginning this week, the government said Tuesday.

The new warnings now have three scary logos intended to deter those who might violate copyright law by making a back-up copy, ripping a movie to a tablet-friendly file, uploading it to a peer-to-peer network or make illegal copies to send to military service members in Iraq.

The original logo has been included since 2004 on the Motion Picture Association of America members’ movies, with the now-famous FBI tough-talking “anti-piracy warning label” which cautions customers who legitimately purchased a movie about the criminal penalties for copyright infringement.

Added alongside the FBI’s logo in the new version, however, is a Homeland Security Investigations “special agent” badge. That reflects the agency’s new power, handed down in 2008, to seize web domains engaged in infringing activity under the same forfeiture laws used to seize property like houses, cars and boats allegedly tied to illegal activity such as drug running or gambling.

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What’s more, as an added bonus that’s even better than a James Cameron director commentary, movie fans will be treated with a second annoying screen (above) touting the National Intellectual Property Center.

That screen, like the others, presumably will be made unskippable during viewing. The warning says, “Piracy is not a victimless crime. For more information on how digital theft harms the economy, please visit http://www.iprcenter.gov.” The center’s logo is tough, too, with a hawk clenching a banner that reads “Protection Is Our Trademark”.

Oddly, such warnings are rarely included in versions uploaded and downloaded via P2P networks.

That’s probably smart since the old FBI logo was copyrighted of sorts, with the movie, recording and software industries retaining exclusive rights.

The authorities moved that logo out of copyright last year. There was a maximum six-month sentence and other penalties for using the insignia without FBI approval.

ICE said the new versions, like the old one, may not be used without permission and are not in the public domain. The government said the major studios of the Motion Picture Association of America are authorized to use them. They are Disney, Paramount, Sony, Fox, Universal and Warner Brothers.

The National Intellectual Property Center (.pdf) was approved as part of the PRO-IP Act in 2008 and acts as the government’s anti-piracy bureau. The act also gave Immigration and Customs Enforcement, under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security, the power to seize infringing websites under a program now known as Operation in Our Sites.

“Our nation’s film and TV business is critical to our economy,” ICE Director John Morton said in a statement. “Its creativity and imagination have made American entertainment one of our greatest exports over the decades, but criminals are increasingly engaging in new forms of digital theft. Law enforcement must continue to expand how it combats criminal activity. Public awareness and education are a critical part of that effort.”

In the past two years, the authorities have seized more than 750 sites allegedly engaged in infringing activity.

Wired reported Monday about a hip-hop music site — the victim of a secret government process — that was seized for a year before it was given back to its New York operator without explanation or apology.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/05...g-updated/

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I'm shaking in my boots. Rolleyes
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Blah blah blah fuck the government is all this makes me think of.

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If I'm pirating a movie, I won't be seeing these messages. Thus they are useless & have no effect on me.
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Previous responses pretty much sum it up

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(05-10-2012 11:41 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Blah blah blah fuck the government is all this makes me think of.

Hahaha Least it helps to reaffirm your anarchist beliefs.

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Oh no! The companies are rolling in millions of dollars! They are such victims!
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(05-10-2012 12:58 PM)HeartofShadows Wrote:  
(05-10-2012 11:41 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Blah blah blah fuck the government is all this makes me think of.

Hahaha Least it helps to reaffirm your anarchist beliefs.

For the record I was "blah blah blahing" at the article, not at you posting lol

But yeah... definitely does.

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So what exactly does this new anti-piracy veureau do?

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(05-11-2012 12:03 AM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  So what exactly does this new anti-piracy veureau do?

It displays scary messages when you buy legit movies that describes how the companies and federal government are gonna fuck you with no lube if you pirate. Like the gangster you buy weed from telling you how he is going to cut your balls off if you buy from anybody besides him.

Brb pirating.

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I meant beureau lol, so all the organization does is display images? Hwat.

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Isn't it amazing.... five fucking years in prison is possible (though not likely). All because you copied something and shared it. Soon they are going to create music where only the purchaser can hear it because it reads their DNA, everyone else hears white noise. Same with movies, only the purchaser can see it, everyone else sees white fuzz.

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(05-11-2012 02:22 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Isn't it amazing.... five fucking years in prison is possible (though not likely). All because you copied something and shared it.

the megaupload owner got over 50 years.
How it is in an idiocracy.

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This anti-piracy bullshit is WAY OUT OF CONTROL
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(05-11-2012 03:42 AM)HeartofShadows Wrote:  
(05-11-2012 02:22 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Isn't it amazing.... five fucking years in prison is possible (though not likely). All because you copied something and shared it.

the megaupload owner got over 50 years.
How it is in an idiocracy.

It's the profit motive, dude. The government is in bed with WB and AT&T and all those other stupid, gigantic media corporations.

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If you buy a bag of chips then share half with a friend, is that illegal? No. You bought it, thus you own it and can do what you want with it.
Buying a movie and giving a copy of it to a friend to share it with them is the same concept and shouldn't be illegal. You paid for the movie, you own it, and you should be able to do whatever you want with it. Torrenting is really just sharing music/games/music/whatever with fellow people who also want the same thing. It's just sharing.
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excepts that one bag of potato chips could be shared 10000000 times, I wouldn't use that anaology
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Quote:If you buy a bag of chips then share half with a friend, is that illegal? No. You bought it, thus you own it and can do what you want with it.
FOR NOW.

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I edit those messages out of my DVDs...

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^ Out of nowhere.

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Quote:Protection is Our Trademark

The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the U.S. government’s response to global intellectual property (IP) theft. As a task force, the IPR Center uses the expertise of its member agencies to share information, develop initiatives, coordinate enforcement actions, and conduct investigations related to IP theft. Through this strategic interagency partnership, the IPR Center protects the public’s health and safety, the U.S. economy and the war fighters.
Multi-Layered Approach

IPR Center partners employ a strategic approach to combat IP Theft. That approach includes:

Investigation – Identifying, disrupting, prosecuting and dismantling criminal organizations involved in the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit products.
Interdiction – Using focused targeting and inspections to keep counterfeit and pirated goods out of U.S. supply chains, markets and streets.
Outreach and Training – Providing training for domestic and international law enforcement to build stronger enforcement capabilities worldwide.

Our global economy and e-commerce have made combating IP theft a more complex challenge. There are more threats to border security, national security, and U.S. economic stability. The IPR Center is prepared to take on these challenges.
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Successful cases have produced significant seizures, civil penalties, and criminal prosecutions.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)


Defense Criminal Investigative Service


Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI)


U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)


General Service Administration’s Office of the Inspector General


INTERPOL


Royal Canadian Mounted Police


Department of Commerce's Office of Intellectual Property Rights (OIPR)


U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPE)


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)


Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI)


U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command


Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)


National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Mexican Revenue Service


EUROPOL

I don't think they get it. Piracy isn't physical anymore...

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(05-11-2012 05:24 AM)SaintVicious Wrote:  excepts that one bag of potato chips could be shared 10000000 times, I wouldn't use that anaology

You get the idea.
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Except the anaology isn't correct, after so many chips the bag is done, with digital media its an endless supply for infinity. maybe if a dvd could only be shared so many times.
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(05-11-2012 10:36 AM)SaintVicious Wrote:  Except the anaology isn't correct, after so many chips the bag is done, with digital media its an endless supply for infinity. maybe if a dvd could only be shared so many times.

Don't start giving them ideas, now...
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I am not the first nor the last to think of that.
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Saint is a traitor and must be lynched like a nigger! Razz

Man I can't wait til when I loan a neighbor my hammer and it turns out my neighbor is an fbi agent and I get arrested for pirate enabling as it kept my neighbor from buying a hammer.

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(05-11-2012 10:36 AM)SaintVicious Wrote:  Except the anaology isn't correct, after so many chips the bag is done, with digital media its an endless supply for infinity. maybe if a dvd could only be shared so many times.

Except with chips something physical is lost, with music it is copied. There really is no logical reason for this to be a crime unless the person is passing it off as their own or selling it.

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(05-11-2012 12:04 PM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  
(05-11-2012 10:36 AM)SaintVicious Wrote:  Except the anaology isn't correct, after so many chips the bag is done, with digital media its an endless supply for infinity. maybe if a dvd could only be shared so many times.

Except with chips something physical is lost, with music it is copied. There really is no logical reason for this to be a crime unless the person is passing it off as their own or selling it.

What about a ripped CD?
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LOL This is so cute.
So adorable!

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(05-11-2012 01:23 PM)SaintVicious Wrote:  
(05-11-2012 12:04 PM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  
(05-11-2012 10:36 AM)SaintVicious Wrote:  Except the anaology isn't correct, after so many chips the bag is done, with digital media its an endless supply for infinity. maybe if a dvd could only be shared so many times.

Except with chips something physical is lost, with music it is copied. There really is no logical reason for this to be a crime unless the person is passing it off as their own or selling it.

What about a ripped CD?

The original seller is still not *losing* anything in the literal sense. They try to argue that they lose sales but most people who pirate would not have bought the CD anyway. I still buy the same amount of CDs I always did from artists I like. I pirate extras I never would have considered. Sometimes this makes me like a new artist and I actually start buying their CDs.

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