So the MPAA have closed down some TV tracker sites while the BBC are going ahead with legal download trials. I’m not going to comment on how the MPAA seems to have taken a ‘global cop’ role, and seems to have to power to shut down websites at will. I’m not going to comment on how the owners of those site are completely unable to mount a court defence because the MPAA can throw millions of pounds at the case until the defence goes bankrupt.
I’m not going to comment on how the companies can broadcast something and then want it all ‘returned’ back in their control.
I’m not going to comment on how, when aliens land after tracking our radio/TV signals, the first people they are going to meet are the lawyers who will want to sue them for all the copyrighted material they’ll have recorded.
Now there is an idea for a short story…
I’m not going to comment on how I think that once the oil has gone, the next big wars will be fought by America bombing places that don’t have strong copyright controls.
I’m not going to comment on how transmission of programmes are delayed around the world, and are dependant on local stations buying that programme.
And I’m not going to comment on how it seems that these days, laws concerning copyright seem to be more important that laws protecting people.
What I will comment on is…
Where am I going to be able to download the last couple of episodes of “Lost”?!?!