STOP! Read this important message before exercising your privilege to share your thoughts:
Have you ever wondered why you can listen to amazing, high-quality mp3's, but you never see any similar technology available to record yourself and junior banging out fresh original music on the tuba and dulcimer in your own basement?
Choice of performance aside, the technology to record and distribute your idea, although obviously in existence, it is difficult if not impossible to acquire in the public, household consumer market.
With the advent of High-Definition Television, have you ever been inspired to make your own video-media production just for fun? Maybe you're extraordinarily charismatic, and you even desire to some day stage a home-production of your very own public-broadcast television show (in the spirit of Wayne and Garth), dreaming to demo it on your neighbor's new High-Definition television?
Before you go any further, you had better read this documentation of an Educated expert on the subject of technology and copy protection, titled What's Wrong With Copy Protection
Please, in the unlikely event that you are reading these words, if you do take the initiative to follow the link above, then when you're finished reading, i hope that you decide to come back and provide your own commentary on this subject. Your words could do more for the future of freedom than you might thinkâ€“ and that's worth the effort! (isn't it?) I urge you to speak now, while you still have the freedom to do so. It's easyâ€“ i've even taken all of the hard work out of it by making this public venue available for you.
Should you choose to dismiss this issue altogether, i beg you to ask yourself in earnest the following questions:
- Can you step away from the computer right now, go out and buy a device (for your own private use) to record and reproduce in ultra-small media format the same ultra-high quality audio available in commercial mp3's, and other similar consumer audio media?
- Can you cite any available technology for recording and duplicating High-Definition video-media for private distribution and private viewing (as you might have duplicated a VHS video of your parents' wedding) ?
- How might the aforementioned technology be used by public Educators, news media, or any other public servants which have a need for distributing duplicate copies of informational material?
- In our comsumer technology market, why are we not subject to the advertising of audio and video gadgets which implement a similar ultra-portable, and ultra-duplicable technology to that of mp3's as we once were, for example, with the analog technology of the VCR, the â€œcamcorderâ€, or the â€œdouble cassette deckâ€?