Anyone who knows me fairly well knows what I do for a living. One of the major things I do at my job is look after the company Website.
So Metallica has delivered their list of users to Napster and gotten them banned, and Dr. Dre is talking about doing the same thing. Now Eminem, Dre’s protogé, is making noise about Napster. Actually, I’ll just let Eminem speak for himself here:
Just a quick announcement to let you know that rumour says that the CPCC/SCPCP intends to ask the Copyright Board to include video tapes and computer hard drives as blank media to be covered by the Bryan Adams Subsidy Act.
I’ve come to a startling revelation. I’ve been wrong all along about the Anne Murray Subsidy Act. It’s not a bad thing! It’s a good thing! For that matter, it’s so good that by the time you’ve finished reading this, you’ll want to climb up on the roof of your home/work/library/wherever you’re reading this, and sing “O, Canada” at the top of your lungs! Just don’t forget to pay your SOCAN tariff; it’s a public performance, after all.
The Gordon Lightfoot Subsidy Act continues to piss me off…
More fun stuff about the Celine Dion Subsidy Act, a.k.a. the Blank Media Levy (it’s not a tax). Only now I have a new target:
Yes, folks, guess who’s in the line of fire once again:
Ho boy, I did it again, didn’t I? Apologies for not ranting for the last four months. Worst part is, I had stuff to rant about, just didn’t put it down in electrons. I promise I’ll try to stop leaving you hanging for so long. It’ll never, ever, EVER, EEEEVER happen again. Thankyouverymuch.
Guile’s been reading some stuff about consumer rights, or the lack thereof, and has found some pretty disturbing stuff. There are many, many infuriating things happening in and near the courts, many of which I’ll touch on in later rants, but the worst as of late is the innocuously-named “Article 2B”.