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Old 07 December 2004, 19:20   #31
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Hi Nick,

Confirmed it today with a friend in compliance at the bank in question and apparently settled out of court and the corp involved (they won't tell me who) withdrew it's allegations and gave them a whopping "so terribly sorry old chum!"

Maybe because it wasn't a change in medium!? They were doing like for like copies (i.e. CD Software to CD, DVD to DVD etc etc).

Not like in the good old days of copying your mates LP onto cassette!!
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Old 07 December 2004, 19:46   #32
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settled out of court
That's probably the reason it wasn't publicised.

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Not like in the good old days of copying your mates LP onto cassette!!
Which is why The Mechanical Copyright act was there, the act of copying the LP was illegal in itself, TPTB didn't have to prove money changing hands etc.
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Jus a Historic note. The mechanical copyright goes back to the late 19th century and it was first introduced to allow composers to reap the rewards of their craft. At the time all the Hostelrys were busy sacking pianists and installing pianolas which were playing the normal 'Down by the old Bull and Bush' tpe songs and paying nothing to the composer. Hence the term Mechanical Copyright.

It is know and has been the major source of revenue for performers Generally a band makes as much from Airplay as it does from CD sales

It's got a lot to answer for cos it made the Spice Girls rich!
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Jus a Historic note. The mechanical copyright goes back to the late 19th century and it was first introduced to allow composers to reap the rewards of their craft. At the time all the Hostelrys were busy sacking pianists and installing pianolas which were playing the normal 'Down by the old Bull and Bush' tpe songs and paying nothing to the composer. Hence the term Mechanical Copyright.

It is know and has been the major source of revenue for performers Generally a band makes as much from Airplay as it does from CD sales

It's got a lot to answer for cos it made the Spice Girls rich!

Rogue you old wave.......you must be a quiz God!?
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Now don't anyone get me wrong I'm all for buying the proper licenses whether it be a new DVD or a CD/Software.....especially if it's shareware and some poor sod like me has sat in a dark room for months programming his little heart out only to find that there have been 800,000 downloads and only 2 licenses issued!

Just goes to tell you what I was saying.You wont be in a hurry to redo any
programmimg will you?? -when you get nothing out of it.
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Old 09 December 2004, 05:36   #36
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Just goes to tell you what I was saying.You wont be in a hurry to redo any
programmimg will you?? -when you get nothing out of it.
Jonathan [/QUOTE]

Just sometimes........financial reward isn't everything.

If I didn't program certain things for free, I wouldn't have met half the interesting people that I have and probably wouldn't have half the favours given in return.

I beleive I am a richer man for it! Something the big corps need to learn.

Point in question.....my house has just been completely renovated with an approximate cost of 350k, the work was done by people I had helped previously (plumber, spark, general builder, chippy and decorater) and the nearest quote from anyone else that I didn't know was 750k!

A little forsight, general common sense and decency are all that is required when applying yourself to anything and you never know how it will be repaid.
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....A little forsight, general common sense and decency are all that is required when applying yourself to anything and you never know how it will be repaid..........
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Point in question.....my house has just been completely renovated with an approximate cost of 350k, the work was done by people I had helped previously (plumber, spark, general builder, chippy and decorater) and the nearest quote from anyone else that I didn't know was 750k!

you mean 750.000 pounds ??? and you refurbished it spending 350.000 pounds??. No wonder you do things for free..... the 350.000 quid would buy you 5 chateaux in Belgium + all the retainers. Must be a hell of a life in the Channel Islands. I would prefer to give 350.000 quid to the poor -- at least I will get a place in heaven......

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-- at least I will get a place in heaven......
Nah, you won't...doesn't exist.
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Nah, you won't...doesn't exist.

How do you know??? Hope you save yourself before you fall off your RIB

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