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Comment livestream or live365 (Score 1) 1

You might try livestream. They are a video livestreamservice with a free tier. They allow you to upload files and play them in the cloud. If they don't allow mp3, you can make a movie of your music with a logo, and it lets you livestream talk and other events. You can host the feed on you site, and can host multiple feeds.

If you only want audio, live365 is a pay service that may be what you are looking for.

Comment Re:I have a dream... (Score 1) 72

Copyright came into existence for a reason. It was intended to replace the old system of patronage of the arts, that didn't distribute the art, so much as keep it in a cage, and let it out to play every now and then.

Now, we do need reform, since the current system has led back to that exact same system of patronage. Meet your new masters, they are just like your old masters.

I propose that a copyright cannot be sold. The singer always has the rights to a performance, and can only lease that to companies for set periods of time. This would fix a lot of the wrongness of the current system, if we apply it across the board.

Also, by definition, a company cannot own patents, or copyrights, only rent them from people. I would much rather the scientist that invented something get a patent, and allow companies to use it.

Comment Re:Actual Reality check (Score 1) 722

And how, pray tell do they get that experience if they are forbidden by the law, and parents don't want to talk to them about it, are afraid to talk to them about it (in the case of a single male parent, talking to his preteen/teen daughter about sex, taken the wrong way to a jury of his "peers", could be jailed.) or don't care to talk about it? Our solution? Force them to wait til their parents are no longer "legally" responsible for them, and them abandon them to the world.

Admittedly, not every parent abandons their child at 18, but how may of your friends tell their children "at 18 you are out?" This is the main reason for our unstable relationships, as when the brain has been designed to learn about dealing with the opposite sex, at puberty to full brain maturity, we try to force our children to not have sex, and then we wonder why they end up pregnant before they ever leave home.

Since the law says we don't need to deal with it til 18, we let it go.

Now, I am not agreeing with non-consensual sex, with rape, with child abuse, or any such thing. I am advocating EDUCATION!

Comment Re:Apple doesn't claim to own your content (Score 1) 308

But we can look at the tags in use, as the .ibooks file is just a zip file, and create a converter that repackages that output to standard epub3. I would expect calibre to do some form of this, except now the author cant export the fruit of their hard labor. Saying that a company has the ownership of what I can use files that I create is just wrong, no matter if that is legal or not.

Comment Re:Apple doesn't claim to own your content (Score 1) 308

Don't know if you have looked at the book publishing industry lately, but it sucks, frankly. Not only are there no cheap, i.e. less than 5 bucks, programs that handle the export to different formats, it takes lots of programs to get onto the top ebook marketplaces, two of which are supposed to convert the formats for you. (Here's lookin' at you Amazon and SmashWords.)

To put it mildly, if I am reading a book about quilting, I want the let the quilting expert write the book, not the guy that can compile the information and has the technical proficiency to write the HTML code.

I say that as a writer, who is a geek.

Comment Re:... of the binary produced by tool, not of cont (Score 0) 308

I am relatively certain that the iAuthor program produces an epub3 like file format. This is not a BINARY format. A binary format is an executable. The iAuthor format is zipped html5 files. In fact, you can manually edit the files in a text area. The only binary like files that it may contain would be YOUR video files, audio files, and pictures.

Comment Wrong Question (Score 1) 1

The real question here is not if Android is open, but rather is the Asus Transformer open source. The answer to that is no. Android itself is open source, including allowing other manufacturers to do with it what they will.

Sorry to burst your bubble.

Comment Re:Punish unjust copyright claims (Score 1) 287

Corporations ARE NOT PEOPLE! In no scientific definition of the word can they be termed people. They do not think for them selves, they do act with volition. People within them do. The taxes paid by companies are a tribute to the government for allowing them to operate in the US, as well as giving them the protections against unlawful acts(such as destruction of property) to protect the taxpayer whom owns the business.

Yes, businesses are intended to be a second class, to provide service to the populace. The governments job is to protect the rights of EVERY individual in the country. By treating a business as if it were person, you give that business the authority of a person, the autonomy of a person, and the rights of a person. There then comes no real reason for a business not to run for office.

THIS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED!

Humans must represent themselves. If businesses want representation, they can create there own government, something that regulates them, and then deal with the government on an equal footing. This way, we are more justified for wiping all businesses off the planet.

Warning: if this post seems to represent reality to yo...ackkk.

Comment Re:MegaUpload Video (Score 5, Informative) 287

This clip was in no way owned by UMG. Megaupload solicited and paid the artist for the comercial, has releases from the artist to prove it. Megaupload holds the copyright to the video. UMG filed the takedown notice on the clip without holding the copyright, which was the story covered by TNT. TNT showed a video of the clip, without audio, and spoke over the clip. At the end, to show how bad the song was, they played less than 3 seconds of the end of the clip. UMG is being taken to court by Megaupload over the takedown notice for the original video. I was the original broadcast of TNT. UMG is censoring the news, and acting anti-competitively.

Please stop being a shill and think. Spread FUD elsewhere.

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