Monday, January 04, 2010

Tell it to the Marines: 2010, same news at 10

And so as it ended, it begins.. (obvious reference to Dr Who's regeneration deleted , sadly..)

The Beeb reports a pre emptive attempt by Bono to get headlines when as we all know this the time of year with No News.

""The immutable laws of bandwidth tell us we're just a few years away from being able to download an entire season of '24' in 24 seconds," he wrote.

"A decade's worth of music file-sharing and swiping has made clear that the people it hurts are the creators...the people this reverse Robin Hooding benefits are rich service providers, whose swollen profits perfectly mirror the lost receipts of the music business."

Um yeh. Would that be the same rich ISPs who are going to have to pay an estimated £500m to prop up the failure to innovate of an entirely other industry?

As to:
In a move that drew significant criticism, Bono went on to suggest that the feasibility of tracking down file-sharers had already been proven.

"We know from America's noble effort to stop child pornography, not to mention China's ignoble effort to suppress online dissent, that it's perfectly possible to track content," he said."

...I really feel any comment is redundant.

Oh and happy new year!!

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