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Fri Apr 17, 2015, 03:16 PM

 

Leaked Sony emails show MPAA’s opposition to fair use, confirms users are viewed as thieves

Source: ExtremeTech

Yesterday, Wikileaks announced that it had compiled a searchable archive of the emails that leaked from Sony last fall. That effort is already bearing fruit. The uncovered paper trail offers a window into the difference between what the MPAA says it believes, and what it espouses behind closed doors — and how the organization has launched an all-out offensive to re-write US trade law to favor its own pocketbook.

The tone of the MPAA’s public piece is unambiguous. The organization may disagree with others about whether certain uses of content are or are not fair use, but it clearly supports the concept. This makes the following email between Chris Dodd and Ambassador Froman (head of the United States Trade Representative) particularly interesting. The relevant paragraphs are reprinted below:

I am concerned about your suggestion that previous free trade agreements’ copyright provisions were unbalanced and that USTR has addressed this lack of balance by including “fair use” in the TPP…

As I know you are aware, the inclusion of “fair use” in free trade agreements is extremely controversial and divisive. The creative community has been, and remains, a strong and consistent supporter of free trade, but the potential export of fair use via these agreements raises serious concerns within the community I represent…

I am hopeful that I can report back to my members that that US trade policy has not changed, that USTR is committed to securing strong copyright provisions in the TPP. But, there is no question Wednesday’s speech is reverberating in the content community, and I would be remiss if I failed to raise these concerns to you personally….I realize you will be traveling, but this is a sense of urgency surrounding our concerns.

So, according to Chris Dodd, the head of the MPAA, the discussion of fair use at a session of the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty is “extremely controversial and divisive.”

Read more: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/203654-leaked-sony-emails-show-mpaas-opposition-to-fair-use-confirms-users-are-viewed-as-thieves



Chris Dodd is another Vichy Democrat happy to sell out the America public at the behest of his corporate masters. Again, this is a look into the secret deals being cut of how to use the TPP to gut "fair use" in current copyright law.

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Reply Leaked Sony emails show MPAA’s opposition to fair use, confirms users are viewed as thieves (Original post)
Kelvin Mace Apr 2015 OP
winstars Apr 2015 #1
msongs Apr 2015 #2
hobbit709 Apr 2015 #5
winstars Apr 2015 #6
Kelvin Mace Apr 2015 #8
winstars Apr 2015 #11
Kelvin Mace Apr 2015 #7
Blue_Tires Apr 2015 #3
Kelvin Mace Apr 2015 #9
Blue_Tires Apr 2015 #10
blkmusclmachine Apr 2015 #4

Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 04:41 PM

1. And the Pukes think the DODD-Frank bill goes too far! Hilarious

Chris Dodd is a classic example of whats wrong with our party.

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Response to winstars (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 05:07 PM

2. fair use - make a copy of a purchased cd to play in the garage while working. NOT give copies to 4

million of your closest internet friends. posting a video on youtube for no reason except you can is not fair use either

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 08:28 PM

5. The same Sony that put out a compilation CD of a friend's band and didn't want to pay him royalties.

They claimed he didn't own the songs in question even though he wrote them back in the 80s when he was in that band and had the credits listed on the original album.

A sternly worded letter made them pay up.

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 09:51 PM

6. Oh, sorry... i thought this thread was about MPAA which I thought was movies not music...

Never mind...

And Chris Dodd is still useless. Imagine if Bernie Frank had a guy in the Senate to work with who---wasn't Chris Dodd.

Would the bill ultimately passed been stronger than what we got???

So the Dodd part of Dodd-Frank leaves office and immediately goes to work for a huge industry lobby.

WTF does that mean to people here, at a place called "Democratic Underground"

Its actually fine with me but the irony of his new gig is not forgotten, right...

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Response to winstars (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 10:37 PM

8. Kind of about both

 

since "fair use" is an issue in all copyrighted works.

Dodd is the kind of Democrat we can do without, though some people here think that because he is a Democrat. whatever he does we must support.

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Response to winstars (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 06:18 AM

11. More about our friend Dodd below

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 10:35 PM

7. Who said giving copies

 

to 4 million friends was "fair use"?

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 05:30 PM

3. I'm curious to know why wikileaks put people's personal health info online?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 10:47 PM

9. Do you have a link to that story?

 

I am not aware of Wikileaks doing that. There are number of stories in the press discussing concerns about the safety of medical records given the fact that "top secret" information was revealed by Wikileaks and if government can't secure "classified" data and corporations cannot keep their own "confidential" information safe, then medical information is also in danger. This is born out by the the data breaches of 900+ medical record databases in four years time.

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/health-data-breaches-29-million-u-s-records-exposed-four-n342051
http://www.aapsonline.org/newsoftheday/001447

The closest thing I could find on Wikileaks was this document discussing the congressional directives in the ACA to create an electronic database.

https://www.wikileaks.org/wiki/CRS:_Health_Information_Technology:_Promoting_Electronic_Connectivity_in_Healthcare,_April_13,_2005

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 12:59 AM

10. Here you go:

http://www.lawfareblog.com/2015/04/in-case-you-needed-another-reason-to-look-askance-at-wikileaks/

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/wikileaks-sony-emails-117053.html

http://www.ibtimes.com/wikileaks-puts-thousands-documents-sony-hack-searchable-online-archive-1885751




You can search everything right here: https://wikileaks.org/sony/emails/ I didn't dig too deep because it makes me feel dirty, but you can find email discussion about serious personal health issues, emergency crises with family members, personal info, social security numbers, home addresses, and the attorney-client discussions on pending litigation...I found all that in TEN freakin' minutes...

Publishing *everyone's* personal e-mail history is not in the public interest, unless it is clearly exposing a crime...Assange is a piece of shit for pulling this publicity whoring stunt...

EDIT: And of COURSE the so-called "privacy advocate" Glenn Fuckin' Greenwald has been cheerleading this bullshit on twitter like the shameless hypocritical asshole that he is...One of these days he's going to get what's coming to him...

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2015, 07:23 PM

4. http://thelibertyblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ElephantMaskDonkeyMask.png

 



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