Rupert Murdoch: Google streams pirated movies, MySpace a screw up

By Rick ¬∑ 28 replies
Jan 16, 2012
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  1. News Corp. CEO and founder, Rupert Murdoch, let the tweets fly this weekend humbly claiming he screwed up "in every way possible" with MySpace. Additionally, he accused Google of streaming…

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  2. You will never stop piracy, so learn to tolerate it.
  3. so, he called obama a thief? DATS RACIST
  4. In case this didn't get published in America, one of his biggest newspapers was closed down after reporters illegally hacked into mobiles and landlines of people, which was used for many nefarious purposes to boost newspaper sales, including faking that a missing girl was still receiving text messages from her parents so their news story would last longer in the papers. Despicable, and how he can then blame google for illegal acts is hypocrisy of the highest degree
  5. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    Since when has Google been a streaming service? Maybe I missed something, but every Google search I've ever done that might have a result of streaming or downloading a file has been a link to another site, never directly from Google...

    This guy's ramblings remind me of a bad cocktail recipe: Take 1 part paranoia, 1 part dementia, 2 parts ego, mix well, serve with a dash of hypocrisy and a small corporate umbrella.
  6. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    Wait a sec, this guy was in charge of the newspapers that hacked into the voicemails of victims of 911 and various others.
    Why does anyone care about anything he has to say?
  7. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

  8. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714   +855

    "You will never stop piracy, so learn to tolerate it."

    Oh, that's brilliant. Well I hope you remember that when someone breaks into your car or house and steals your stuff. Just tolerate it, mm-kay?
  9. but. but that's what they teach me in tolerate everything then I will be a better person..blah!!!
  10. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,572   +65

    Actually, there is a certain amount of tolerance required, but in a broad, philosophical mumbo-jumbo sense.

    If society didn't tolerate murder, for example, we would do everything possible to prevent it and to punish those who did. If murder was not tolerated, laws of privacy, freedom, rulings "beyond a doubt" and budget concerns would be out the window. Education, therapy, rehabilitation etc.. would be endlessly funded to prevent such things. Punishment would be frightening and judicious, setting an example for other would-be murderers and so on...

    The truth is though, as a society, we allow people to be murdered here and there... There is an acceptable trade-off between so many people dying, the resources we use (ie. money, labor, technology) and the liberties we are willing to forfeit.

    That, in a sense, is tolerance. This piracy stuff works the same way. We may never solve the problem, just like we haven't solved people robbing homes and stealing cars, but that's only because we have not spent enough resources, changed enough laws and modified the infrastructure to finally nail it down for good.
  11. "You will never stop piracy, so learn to tolerate it."

    or we just send all you ***** pirates to jail, that also works very well.
  12. Bravo Nick. I couldn't have said it better. Very balanced and thoughtful.
  13. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,072   +219

    I wonder how much he paid myspace to start saying myfox. edit oh looks like he bought the whole damn thing :)

    p.s. lol his newscorp bought myspace then it started failing, i guess he didn't realize everyone thinks hes the devil, no offense to the devil

    p.s.s. yeah i remember when his people hacked into that murdered little girls voicemail and deleted messages, thats insane, then the guy who blew the whistle on it mysteriously died the next day. his laptop and some other belongings were found in a parking garage a few miles away. but no national attention went to that. all they talked about was that rupert got a pie(literally) in the face the next day, somehow that over shadowed it all. Fox even reported it as a attack on rupert...
  14. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Good luck with that.
  15. jacobz6

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  16. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    guys a Crim. Who cares what he has to say.. if he was poor he'd be loopy guy on the corner spouting nonsense.. he's got money so he's 'outspoken and opinionated'. I think he's got mild dementia that's getting worse.
  17. "Oh, that's brilliant. Well I hope you remember that when someone breaks into your car or house and steals your stuff. Just tolerate it, mm-kay?"

    Don't be silly. While software/music/movie piracy and physical theft are both certainly wrong, they don't compare like that.

    Fact is, the respective industries still rake in copious amounts of money. And for example if the record labels actually cared about the musicians, they'd spend less time ripping off said musicians themselves and then blaming the pirates for everything.

    As far as Murdoch goes, how such a retard ever managed to launch such a big company is beyond me.
  18. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    I think we're all overlooking something: why did Justin Timberlake buy MySpace? That's confusing in itself...
  19. He's got some nerve, over here in the UK his son has lied to a comittee of MP's investigating phone hacking, he's had a newspaper close down due to it's antics, and been critisised for being too powerful and meddling in British politics!! Watching his antics is like watching a bond movie!
  20. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 574   +72

    People always say piracy costs the industry millions/billions but I am almost 90% certain if I didn't watch certain dodgy copies of films now and then I wouldn't even consider buying them either. They base all this lost profits on those that pirate would buy it instead this is not the case.
  21. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    I personally don't agree with piracy, but I know it is hard to prevent. As for the media cry babies (aka Hollywood and Big music whoevers) what they need to do is change their business model. If people love your music, movies, or videos; People will buy your stuff to support you.
  22. its like dude, you tapped into peoples cell phones and created falsified stories about people and events... seriously why are you not in jail... oh yeah 99%
  23. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Posts: 156

    Why piracy is linked to murder, breaking and entering , assault and rape is beyond me. So by downloading an MP3 by lil wayne i have just raped and assaulted an innocent person.

    Taking that in context, Anti-piracy laws so far have been successful in obtaining losses by obtaining IP addresses and sending the "pay or else" scheme. i need to check my facts but i'm pretty sure i heard that Hurt locker made double what the movie costs in just suing people. and once they made enough money they backed out of the claim.

    But remember, An IP address is not a person
  24. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 819   +343

    If an IP address was a person, I'm sure most Techspot regs would be sectioned for severe multiple personality disorders.
  25. Thankfully we take little notice of the poison pygmy here, what a tool!

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