Monday, March 28, 2011

The latest scam by the copyright industry?

Hey everyone!

It's been a while since my most recent blogpost. This blog post will be about one of the latest scams of the copyright industry. This scam (Dutch article) came to light in Belgium.

The scam is about forcing logistics companies (who use trucks to haul stuff around) to pay for the time spent listening towards the radio inside the trucks. This is done, because the truck cabin is a so called 'workspace'. It is indeed a workspace, but there's a real fraudulent nature behind this scam.

The fraudulent nature is that the music was already paid for twice! First off, the rights on the album were paid. Then, the radio station had to pay the broadcast rights. And now thirdly, the logistics company has to pay for the rights to listen to the radio. Could this mean that in the future, anyone who listens a radio needs to pay rights to listen to the radio?!

These fraudulent practices shouldn't be allowed, ever! It's time people get to know the real fraudulent nature of the copyright industry. They don't act on behalf of the authors and artists they say to support, but only on behalf of their shareholders' demand for excessive wealth. That's why I vote for the Pirate Party! It's time we abolish these dinosaurs of the 20th century, and move into the 21st century!

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