Nobody, on 14 January 2012 - 01:23 PM, said:
Ummm erebus, Minecraft? Look how well they're doing under the current system and they came from nothing. Look at Angry Birds and others as well. They're doing just fine and they're not big companies. IMHO.
you are taking genres that hardly existed before these title's and you are taking FTP title's which Of couse can't be pirated.
rather or not you find the impact on the developers of software due to the easy acces and distribution of pirated copies is enough together with stopping the misuse of the freedom to make such a change, is a individual opinion.
as i stated i think it's a good idea as a overall idea(need some tweeking but rather too much then too little as a start point);
i base this on the constant prof that humans are Not good by nature and if we are not restricted most humans will forget the line between right and wrong or we will straight out ignore it.
We all know pirating is illegal and for good reasons none the less i doubt any of us ain't doing it.
Humans will always do what is beneficial for them some without any concern for others; some of us does have the ability to look beyond ourselves but still we will lack the ability to see far enough to uphold every law there is and the longer we can go without consequence the longer we will go until some one stops us. That's human nature and if we look at the humans as a whole this is not going to change in our life time; (yes there are a very few morally correct people that never breaks the rules but these are so few that all the others are making them invisible in the overall picture).
We have had our chance for many years to prof that we can handle the responsibility of total freedom online; and we have miserably failed to the point where such a extreme law have became a reality to consider to fix the dmg which we have done due to our total lack of the responsibility that we should have concentrated on while we used the freedom we where given.
If sites that depends on user content is to exist after such a law they will actually have to do a effort in keeping the sites without illegal content; this means instantly removing reported content which breaks any law; I do not see the problem in this, if your hosting illegal content and do not have the ability to control it or removing the content not supposed to be there within reasonable time then you shouldn't be hosting and you should be punished for enabling people to freely distribute illegal content on your site.
What I see happening to social sites like youtube,facebook, twitter, etc; which depends on user content is a higher lvl of control and the possibility to hold people personal responsible for what they upload/write/do on these sites; this will require you to registration of personal informations which identify you as You(this would be stuff like address, credit card, driver license, social security number etc. stuff that you will need to check up on to let people registry and use your website) so that IF you choose to break the laws you will be the one held accountable to this and the sites themselves will have a MUCH easier time to simply permanently block users that cannot control themselves from the sites;
I do not see the harm if not misused by the system in a control like this; if you keep within the rules you will never feel it; if you don't you will be punished as you should.
So it all comes down to the “will it be misused” well properly, there will of course be cases where a system like this is misused; but the system as it is now is misused as crazy as well, so the question is;
1; do you want a system controlled by the law/authority? As we have chosen in society with police/court/etc.
2: or do you want a anerki where every person does what they damn well please and you got no way of effectively controlling anything.
Now that question was made thousands of years ago and which we have to this day IRL society; now the internet have become such a close connection to RL that we will have to make this chose for the internet; and for good reason I know what I will chose when the day come:
whether it's correct as the law have the right words as it is set now isn't my main concern since I know that this will change a hounded times over the next few years, but in my eyes it's a step in the right direction;
I hope that within the next 10 years the online system have changed entirely and to use any forum type sites you will have needed to verify who you are; making you directly responsible of the content you may post and thereby removing 90% of all bad content which shouldn't have been there in the first place:
thereby making the internet into a part of our modern day society and thereby a part of our laws and rules which applies under that society, which it obviously should be.
At this point you find a unlimited amount of lets just call it “spam” for lack of a better word; which contribute nothing positive to the community and in most cases is hurtful for the society as a whole.
This post has been edited by erebus2075: 14 January 2012 - 02:20 PM