What NZ criminal offence is Dotcom accused of having committed?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Donchano, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Donchano

    victor Guest

    Nothing to do with CDs.
    ipods ipads iphones have 16bit DACs
     
    victor, Feb 18, 2012
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  2. Donchano

    victor Guest

    Anything can store the audio, that's not the problem.
    Playing it needs a 24 bit DAC.
     
    victor, Feb 18, 2012
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  3. Donchano

    victor Guest

    Hardware bottleneck of epic proportions.
     
    victor, Feb 18, 2012
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  4. Donchano

    victor Guest

    So was Steve Jobs lying to Neil Young ?
     
    victor, Feb 18, 2012
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  5. Donchano

    victor Guest

    Neil Young's point of view was that the best quality possible should be
    available.
    He's right, purchasing a track from the itunes store should allow you to
    download it in the format of your choice, just like bandcamp. You have
    payed the copyright holder for the right to play what they recorded, not
    what got squeezed out through the cheapest most expedient delivery method.
     
    victor, Feb 19, 2012
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  6. Donchano

    victor Guest

    I don't think you know anything about it.
    Copyright distribution agreements don't cover bit rate or format,
    (that's why record companies still deduct packaging costs and breakage
    from royalties for digital download files).
    Clearly Neil Young as a spokesman for the artists was enthusiastic to
    supply as high a quality content as possible to his fans.
    If a little site like Bandcamp can do it, it should be a doddle for Apple.
    Format quality has nothing to do with DRM, and just as Apple has found
    by allowing unlimited cloud downloads to all your itunes connected
    devices, delivering better perceived value is the way to compete with
    peer to peer distribution.
    Enabling an Apple Lossless option would be the first step.
    Enabling 24 bit ALAC downloads for people to attach a USB DAC to their
    computer or iPad would be a second step. Just the sort of thing Neil and
    Steve could agree on.
     
    victor, Feb 19, 2012
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  7. Donchano

    victor Guest

    It's very simple, they would just offer the option to content providers
    of uploading their content as 24 bit AIFF. And,just like Bandcamp the
    rest of the encoding is derived from that. From the artist to the
    listener the transport can be what the listener wants, from the mix the
    artist heard to the most economical streaming rate. You buy the track,
    not the transport.
    Its an incentive for the labels to offer the best quality source to
    compete with each other.
    At the moment everything is down-sampled.
     
    victor, Feb 19, 2012
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  8. Donchano

    Titus G Guest

     
    Titus G, Feb 19, 2012
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  9. Donchano

    victor Guest

    Its a fair bet that labels who supply hdtracks.com wouldn't exclude Apple.
    https://www.hdtracks.com
     
    victor, Feb 19, 2012
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  10. Donchano

    victor Guest

    If Apple was to say "you can upload your masters for the same deal", who
    do you think would be first ?
    Neil Young ?
    It would be nice to be able to say there's the master, now you have
    nothing to complain about.
     
    victor, Feb 20, 2012
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  11. Donchano

    Gunnar Gren Guest

    No. No points proven.
    Then i'm sure you can tell me how to do that, because i never managed to
    get somthing for nothing.
     
    Gunnar Gren, Apr 22, 2012
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