Sunday, January 29, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
The argument for copyright infringement is baseless as it pertains to peer-to-peer networking. A computer is a product and becomes property when purchased. When two computers willingly connect through a network connection in any process, the data and information exchanged between the two parties should be confined to the privacy of those two computers. Unless there's proof showing that one of the two computers are generating substantial profits based on copyrighted intellectual properties not belonging to them, the music or which ever industry has no authoritative right to invade our digital privacy.
The film industry is no saint of free data exchange either; they have pursued criminal charges on those innovators that have helped reduce the mega-byte size of films without the reduction of quality. And they have constantly changed industry codec standards so that they can completely prohibit the duplication of film. But same baseless copyright infringement arguments for the music industry, applies also to the film industry. Just because these industries have lost their strangle hold on the content monopoly, doesn't give them the right to become the authority of technological advancement. Anyone else who utilizes the digital tactics used by the music and film industry to monitor supposed illegal activity would be convicted for computer crimes.
The TV networks will be the ones biggest hit by the evolution of content gathering and production. In the supposed golden-age of television, there were only three choices to gather one's content. And the only way one was able to hear and see these three choices (ABC, CBS, & NBC) was via a local network affiliate that relayed a satellite broadcast from the original network's source into antenna based television receivers within a geographical area. Aside from relaying network broadcasts, these network affiliates also supplied local based information and entertainment. Hence, the local news and other programming. This structure was extremely costly and was probably the main reason why the three-choice channel system was the only game in town for a long time. But with the innovation of cable, it allowed other concept networks to produce content without the costly infrastructure network affiliation. Cable companies hard-wired the infrastructure in local communities eliminating the need for user-end satellite reception, but this came at a monthly monetary expense. Moreover, users were at the whim of the gatekeepers of content at cable companies. So content choices where somewhat extensive but still limited.
With the internet, content becomes unlimited to gather and even more possible to individually create. This doesn't mean that the gatekeepers of old will become extinct, they'll just have to adapt to the times. For example, for the past 10 or 15 years we saw old mediums such as AT&T and Time Warner gobble up every phone, cable, and internet provider company that they can sink their capitalist teeth into. Both companies now are offer several mediums of old consolidated into a single bill, because they understand the convergence is coming and both had the foresight to adapt. If these two entities decided to fully merge in the future, they could literally monopolize the broadband internet access market. This in essence means they could become the single-handed gatekeeper of what we hear and see. This is another important issue that puts internet freedom in jeopardy.
The future of television will consist not of a high priced cable bill, but that of an expensive broadband access bill. Instead of being limited to a predetermined list of numbered channels for one's content, there will be millions of websites to gather content. And if one can't find the content that appeases them, then they can create their own. We're beginning to see companies like BlogTalkRadio.com and You Tube.com become innovators in aiding individuals to creating there own content.
Advertising and paid subscription services will still be the key to monetary success to any content producer of the future. This is why companies like BlogTalkRadio.com and You Tube provide an avenue for content production and broadcast so they can attract more content producers. They understand that if their company has the more attractive content, then they can increase their advertising prices because of their prominence in a worldwide audience. Just imagine, presently a local television commercial that includes the cost of production and a couple of weeks of primetime rotation in a mid-size United States city (San Antonio, Phoenix, etc) could cost an advertiser $15,000 minimum. An advertiser can only expect to expose this local advertisement to about a hundred thousand content gatherers, and that's if the advertiser's lucky. Compare that to the ad price of a content provider that attracts an average 10,000,000 content gatherers a month worldwide. How much could an advertiser expect to pay then?
In the near future, content producers of all kinds are going to be sought after from every crack of the globe. Content producer stars will probably become the hardest working individuals on the planet because they've got billions of potential content producers that will continue to get more and more creative to contend with. No longer will we have to palate Radio, TV and Film stars, directors, or producers just because they are force fed to us by gatekeepers. Content gatherers will genuinely appreciate the content producers they read, watch or listen to because they have the legitimate choice to go else where for their content. It will be a never ending world of information and entertainment that would occupy the span of a thousand lifetimes.
But this future potential evolution in human creativity can become sidetracked by those who wish to monitor or police content gathering and/or production. This is why the people of the world can let no company, governing entity or bureaucratic consortium regulate the way we obtain and/or produce content via the Internet. To attach any form of regulation will only infuriate a potential digital revolution of information that could create virtual black markets, cyber extortion and private or corporate espionage; all of which would stagnate and retard the evolution of technology and creativity.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Sorry it took so long, but here are the nominations for the Ghosties! Better late than never...
- Best Shout-Out Name
- Best Remix
- Best Audio Splice
- Best Fail Troll
- Best Transtesticle
- Best Mexican
- Best Black Guy
- Best Brony
- Most Memorable Meme of the Year
- Worst TCR character
- TCR Fan of the Year
- TCR Troll of the Year
- Capitalist of the Year
- and other honorable mentions from 2011...
Here are the categories for the Ghosties. If you want to campaign for your nominee then Tweet me @GhostPolitics from now until the Ghosties show. Winners will be given the opportunity to make a speech during the LIVE broadcast of the Ghosties (I will accept the award for those who don't show up). I want to reiterate that this award show is merely for props and the winners will receive absolutely nothing. But if you would like something tangible to represent your award, above is a fill-in the blank certificate for your award receiving pleasure. Maybe next year we'll give out a smashed up beer can or something.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ghost -----Be here for the Ghosties
Monday, May 23, 2011
Baby Boomers Begin Their Propaganda Campaign In An Attempt to Emotionally & Financially Exploit the Young...
Now that the young people are starting to wake up out of the brainwashed fog implanted throughout their upbringing, the Baby Boomers are afraid their tax-funded senior living gravy will be cut off. And why not? Why is it fair that young people pay for the generation that left them with debts that next 3-4 generations won't be able to pay? Why should the young be exploited further by being forced to pay for a social security, medicare and medicaid tax that they will never see? It's not right, and I'm amazed these old whim-bags can sleep at night and look at their disgusting puss in the mirror each morning.
Below is a propaganda video put out by some Baby Boomer group called the Agenda Project, it attempts to suck the emotion out of all who watch it by shocking the viewer into submission. But I take the video as a metaphoric template of what the young should do with this ungrateful generation that left you all in squaller.
I, nor should anyone with a Soul, should bat an eye at this pathetic attempt at propaganda. Remember, all of the turbulence of current times falls on the backs of this Baby Boomer generation. Moreover, who's the generation with 77% of U.S. assets in their control? And these Baby Boomers have the audacity to make propaganda videos because of social security, medicare and medicaid may get cut-off? What a bunch of grotesque mutants that deserve worse than what's parodied in this video.
Friday, May 20, 2011
In Texas, it seems like these pompous cultural groups (I.E. LULAC, etc) are utilizing all their resources to make sure that tax payer money is spent to rename everything possible in the name of this individual [Chavez], as opposed to helping their communities afflicted with the problems that stagnate and subjugate their culture. I have to laugh when I see these ignorant and inarticulate leaders of these so-called organizations attempt to explain the pertinence of Cesar Chavez. But in actuality, Chavez was nothing more than some Leftist utilizing labor organization to build his persona (which is typical for all Leftist "leaders"). The reason organizations like LULAC are making much to do about this subject is because they're media whores looking for coverage so they can politic their own persona on the name of Chavez.
If this phenomena of renaming everything to Cesar Chavez is to promote the progress of the Hispanic community, its doing the complete opposite. In my view, Chavez was a migrant worker that deserves nothing more then a footnote (at best) in history. There have been so many more Mexican Americans that have accomplished so much more and had more of an impact to civilization than Chavez, but they have all been over looked for being "too successful" for these simplistic Leftists who glorify this grape picker. I personally think there's a huge correlation between the glorification of a migrant worker and the mentality embraced by most Mexican Americans.
For instance, names like Tony Sanchez, Luis Bruni, Ernesto Ancira and Jorge Cortez will never be glorified by these useless groups who are shoving this Ceaser Chavez nonsense down our throats. Why? Because all the Mexican Americans mentioned previous are millionaires who've done more for civilization than Cesar Chavez could ever accomplish with his megalomania and rhetoric. But the mentality promoted behind the guise of "Cesar Chavez" consider these millionaires "sell-outs" because they're not living like a derelict or not doing it for "La Raza." And therein is the problem!
I, as a tax payer, am personally offended that public money is being spent to glorify this Leftist, and we all have to just grin and bare it because of political correctness. Well I'm saying it now, Cesar Chavez is a symbol of the past and everyone should leave him in the past. He's a symbol of migrant work that "Mexican Americans" no longer do because they're now juicing the entitlement, child support and non-profit systems (not to mention that illegal immigrants are now the migrants; which is a different issue entirely). And those Mexican Americans that move on beyond the mentality of Cesar Chavez must break the bondage of culture or they'll be brought down by those who follow these pathetic organizations like LULAC and/or its variants.