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Hey Buzz crew,
I was just catching up on the show and on episode 1427 you had a story about Obama’s plan for streaming video and how America’s copy right laws are anti-consumer. This then reminded of what happened to a couple years back; I live in Canada where copyright laws are a lot more pro consumer, for example theres a law that explicitly says p2p is legal, & so is any piracy if it is done for an educational purpose; such that my school distributes the entire abode cs5 for free without legal problems. Anyways point of the story, mix dmca with boarder patrol and you’ve got problems. We where crossing over to Detroit and i got chosen for a “”random”" car inspection; where you leave everything but your passport in you car (including iPods) while you wait in a little room while they check your car. A while after we where in the room they found my friends iPod with pirated music; and they told us either go back to Canada or pass the boarder and leave the iPod because it had illegal content. We ended going back home and crossing the next day without any problem.
Thought you guys would like the story, love the show.
Ps. if your wondering how they knew the music was pirated, it was because the album names of some songs where of a website for free music.
I'm a couple days late, but Jon Bon Jovi's comments were funny to me. I'm a product of the late 70s and 80s, so I am a contemporary to him. He laments the change in the way music is purchased. Do you know what I miss? $15 concert tickets!!!! My first concert ticket in the early 80s was $14. I went and saw the same band this last year...for $140. Excuse me, but the economy has not increased in cost by TEN TIMES! And my ticket wasn't the most expensive one! Many concerts cost over $200 per ticket.
So, don't give me crap about how the Internet and digital music has damaged your earning power when you are making ten times the money in touring that you used to. I tell you what. Start charging $25 for concert tickets and I will gladly go back to the days where I had to go to the record store for my music.
Salt Lake City, UT
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