SCOTUS proves they are suckling off the teats of big business. They should all be impeached and removed. They are all a disgrace.
So it's basically The Clapper, except with whistles? How soon will we start seeing infomercials for it?
The key to "creators" getting over this mentality is to forget it exists, and to stop focusing on those that might be illegally sharing your work and instead focus on the ones that are actually buying it.
And here's why: people who choose to illegally copy something won't be deterred by DRM. They will nearly always find a way around it, one way or another. So it very rarely succeeds in what it proposes to do.
On the other hand, DRM treats your paying customers like would-be criminals. It often causes installation or playback problems, denies them their right of fair use in making backup copies or transcoding for different platforms; basically, to freely and fully use the content they paid for. In this way you're doing nothing but alienating your paying customers and pushing them towards finding DRM-free illegal copies in order to avoid all the pitfalls that ultimately accompany DRM.
If you create a good product and offer it at a good price people will buy it and you will make money. If you're shoveling out crapware at an outrageous price then no one is going to buy it. It's been shown time and time again that piracy has very little impact on actual sales. A good product/value will sell, a bad one won't, regardless of how much or little its being pirated.
the way they do it now is easily considered to be more fundamentally flawed, and that's by using focus groups. there is no possible way you can with any level of accuracy gauge how well a TV show or movie is going to perform by sampling such a tiny group of people.
But it's obvious the foreign workers are willing to work for lower wages and benefits compared to US workers, which is why big corporations are pushing so hard to increase the visa limits. Why pay an American 50K a year for an IT job with medical, dental, vacation and sick pay when you can pay a foreigner $20K a year with no benefits?
There is no shortage of STEM workers. There is though a shortage of STEM workers that are willing to work for barely above minimum wage.
The thing is in all honesty I was only half joking. I do genuinely wonder if because of the fucked up copyright when it comes to sound recordings if it really is still under copyright.
Did they secure the rights and pay the royalties on this recording? Someone call the RIAA. I smell a copyright lawsuit!
What about XP mode in Windows 7?
Is a way around that pesky Constitution that forbids interstate sales taxes.
You can also try freecycle. While not a "charity" it's a good way to pass on stuff you don't want/need to someone who will actually use it. Of course you don't get a write off...
"Boohoo, our industry can't make enough money and that's why we have to fuck you over with paid DLC and microtransactions" said the multi-millionaire playboy game developer.
But you're right. Vote with your wallet. Which is why there is a very long list of companies whose games I'll NEVER purchase. And that list seems to grow every month.
Yup, I think the same thing. It would be interesting to do some research on the granddaughter and see exactly where she is in life, and to find out exactly how much she plans on "donating" and how much she plans on pocketing. Cause stunts like this always seem shady to me.
Poor rich man. Maybe next time you should buy American.
Since the only difference between a tablet and a phone is the size of the screen, then smartphones should be counted too, which would make Samsung the "PC Leader", right?
Of course the trouble with this line of thinking is where do you draw the line? Are DVRs PCs? What about programmable thermostats? Programmable calculators? Internet-connected TVs?
Sorry, but no. Tablets, smartphones, and other gadgets are NOT PCs. Period. While I admit there is some grey area when it comes to convertible tablets and the like, which is are much more PC like than most tablets, the iPad certainly does not qualify as a personal computer.