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Re: How creativity is being strangled by the law

From: Milo
Funny how all three websites you mentioned actively pursue copyright and ownership for their content and creations:
maximumpc.com - Future US, Inc.
gizmodo.com - GM Sites / Gawker Media
virtualbox.org - Sun Microsystems, Inc.

So, they like owning stuff, they even go as far as to become incorporated to protect their intellectual property more effectively in the US, they just don't like other people owning stuff. Some economists call this vulture capitalism.
Many people call it Business As Usual in the old recording industry.
RIAA cannot eliminate your ability to record your own work, as you claimed, because this would be against the commercial rights of professional sound card manufacturers (RME, M-Audio, Motu e.t.c.).
All very fine and well except this somehow has not stopped efforts by the RIAA against the reel-to-reel, cassette, DAT, CD, DVD being made available to non-industry personnel (aka "us") in the past.

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Stephen Goodman <spgoodman@earthlight.net> wrote:
Incorrect judgement-assumption, Milo.  When I inquired to Asus about this they admitted it was disabled and asked why I needed Stereo Mix!  After some tweaking of the registry I removed the block, without changing drivers.

From: Milo
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: How creativity is being strangled by the law

If your professional audio card is not able to provide you with a stereo mix, then something is broken, either in the software or hardware domain. It is not RIAA's or IFPI's fault, either way.

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 1:11 PM, Stephen Goodman <spgoodman@earthlight.net> wrote:
Thanks Louie.  Another issue that's not been discussed here affects us even more: the covert elimination of "Stereo Mix" from sound card drivers, thanks to our old pals at the RIAA.  Once again, the RIAA and its cronies are attempting to eliminate our ability to record our own work, while preparing to whine about how the presence of a "Stereo Mix" option on Recording Devices constitutes an invitation to steal (aka "piracy", which the RIAA and IFPI continue to manically claim is the sole cause of reduced sales).

interesting view of it: