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RE: [dvd-discuss] Mobile phone cameras used for Digital shoplifting?

On 30 Jun 2003 at 11:45, aicra@well.com wrote:

From:           	"aicra@well.com" <aicra@well.com>
To:             	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
Subject:        	RE: [dvd-discuss] Mobile phone cameras used for Digital 
Date sent:      	Mon, 30 Jun 2003 11:45:20 -0400
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> That is a little odd. Honestly, what is the "real" difference between
> calling your friend to meet you at the mall or store to see the magazine
> picture or taking a quick shot of it and sending it to someone to see what
> he/she thinks of a certain outfit or hairstyle. 
> Aren't a lot of these magazines just one large advertisement anyways...
> So the product or style is advertised. The magazines are paid by
> advertisers. The system is still working, isn't it? 

For the advertiser not the store owners....but let's get REAL here....Is anyone 
going to really buy a magazine for a picture...OK maybe Barbie Bimbo <copyleft 
to exclude trademark>but few others. You are right. The purpose of the magaizen 
it so exploit advertisments and it's working. The ads worked. So maybe the ad 
agencies might want to figure out some created financing to keep the magazines 
on the streeets somehow...

Unfortunatly the brutal fact is that computer screens are nowhere near the 
limits of print right now. (500yrs of development vs 50) but then neither are 
the cellphone pix being sent...Maybe catalogue marketting really did reach its 
peak with Sears and Roebuck in the last century.

> However, without sales, they probably will not be able to "gauge" how well
> the system works, in the same way they have in the past. That might have an
> impact on whether advertisers decide to continue with their ads.
> The future of magazines (???):
> Maybe someday a proprietary device that the user connects using wireless
> and authentication to receive information secured through the magazine
> intranet. This way they could receive the most up-to-date information. The
> magazine could charge more and if people went for it, they could make money on
> the hardware end too. But that too will eventually be cracked to put pictures on
> cells, sites, etc...
> what if, the "free" internet news was one day, intentionally delayed to
> users, while the proprietary, paid information was up-to-the-minute. Ok,
> enough of my vivid imaginative, speculating.
> *** ignore your rights, they'll go away ***
> - marcia wilbur
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: Sham Gardner mail@risctaker.inka.de
> Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 13:24:32 +0200
> To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> Subject: [dvd-discuss] Mobile phone cameras used for "Digital shoplifting"?
> It gets ever more absurd...
> I just saw this article on BBC:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3031716.stm
> If it were about people snapping copies of entire magazines I could
> understand, but individual photographs? That strikes my as quite ridiculous.
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