Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I started a joke.

I am currently listening to I Started a Joke by the BeeGees over and over again. I don't know why.

How dodgy are you? I got 26 and a half years in prison and a £2000 fine.

Geeky, and terribly un-PC. But still funny. And you can vote on whether you like them or not.

Horror movie reviews. Not the most sparkling I've ever seen, but worth a read, if that's your thing.

Quote of the day!
"Easy? Only if you're a pain master." - Football and Poker Legends' Cup.

14 Comments:

At 5:21 pm, Blogger Charybdis said...

I only got 7 years in prison with no fine. But then, I'm a good boy.

 
At 12:10 am, Anonymous smerk said...

Hah, slightly worse than Chary - 7 years prison, and £2000 potential fine.

 
At 1:41 am, Anonymous accipiter said...

Oh dear. Ummm. . .well, I'm sure the 22nd Century will be a nice time for me to be wandering around free, and if I wait until I'm released to pay my fines, I'm sure that inflation levels will have relatively lowered them considerably. Sheesh, punch somebody or shoot somebody with an arrow and people get all upset about it.

 
At 10:35 am, Blogger ScarletManuka said...

I tend to listen to songs over and over too. I've just gone through a phase where I listened to You'll Think of Me by Keith Urban, Where You End by Moby and Where by Lisbeth Scott one after the other, over and over. It drove Christian mental.

 
At 10:43 am, Blogger ScarletManuka said...

Oh, and I got 19 and a half years in prison and half to cough up over two grand in fines.

 
At 6:53 pm, Blogger Mouse said...

12 and a half years in prison plus £2000 fines...so I'm better behaved than Boo but naughtier than Smerk. Sounds about right.

 
At 4:22 am, Anonymous no one important said...

Five years (for punching someone which I did when I was five or six)

No fine

 
At 2:46 pm, Blogger LaMa said...

Only 5 years in prison and no fine...

The description with Q.4 in that test is dead wrong by the way. It may vary by country, but at least in my country downloading copyrighted music is NOT against the law. Uploading it for mass distribution without copyright owner's consent is illegal, but downloading it not.

 
At 7:29 pm, Blogger Mouse said...

LaMa, in Britain it is illegal to download copyrighted music, and I believe that the same applies in the USA.

 
At 2:14 pm, Blogger LaMa said...

Be carefull there Mouse: is this really the case, or is this what the music industry tries to make you believe?

The music indstry tries to make us believe the same in my country, but the true fact is that making a copy of something copyrighted for personal use is perfectly legal (as a comparison, you may also do it with a book you fetch from the library, or the bookshelf of a friend and that is not illegal), also with on-line music. distribution of copyrighted material without consent of the copyright owner is what is illegal.

Again, this may perhaps vary by country and I don't know the exact laws in the UK and the US on this, only the laws here in Holland. But I do believe that all recent law enforcement action against music dissemination in your UK was against distributors, not downloaders.

 
At 3:09 pm, Blogger Charybdis said...

LaMa, I think you're using 'download' incorrectly.

To dowload means to make a copy of a file from an online source, which, with copyrighted material, is illegal throughout most of the world unless done through an authorized source.

You are allowed, in the US at least, to make a copy of your copyrighted material for person use. With regards to music saved to computers this is called 'ripping', not downloading.

Note that this doesn't mean you can share that material with friends or family if you each retain a copy of the material. This applies to CD's, records, and tapes. Regardless of how common it is and has always been, it's still illegal.

 
At 6:05 pm, Blogger LaMa said...

Again: it is not in my country. here, it is legal to download a copyrighted song as a private person for private means. It is illegal to upload a copyrighted song though. Hence Q.4 in the test is wrong. It might be illegal in the US and UK, but not here in my country.

 
At 7:43 pm, Blogger Hieronymus Anonymous said...

Christ on a bike, you lot!
Take this outside, or something.

LaMa, that quiz gave me many answers that were only illegal in the US, not in the UK, and they were still counted towards my score. That doesn't mean the quiz is "wrong"

Just because something is legal in your country doesn't mean it is everywhere, and this appears to be an international style joke quiz.

Get over it.

 
At 3:31 pm, Blogger Charybdis said...

I'll be damned, you're right. It's not illegal to make a copy of illegally available material and share it with your family and friends as long as it is not done as a commercial venture and/or the copy isn't created by a professional third party.

In other words, it's not a crime to be the beneficiary of a crime, when it comes to copyrighted material.

Their main consideration for this seems to be a)enforceability, and b)the raising of levies on blank media.

That's rather shocking. China has stricter copyright laws, of all places. I had no idea they cared so little for intellectual property ownership.

http://www.fipr.org/copyright/guide/netherlands.htm

 

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