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hamishrr
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RationalMadman
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Televised content should be made globally available and relevant creator restrictions relaxed.

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RationalMadman
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/3/2012 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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hamishrr

Pro

In a world where communication is globalized and instant, and news platforms are rapidly migrating online, it is in the best interests of TV networks to invest in new internet streaming technology and make their content available to everyone, instantly. The only thing preventing this from reality is stubborn content creators that restrict broadcast to international reasons.

Content providers should reconsider their illogical restrictions, and enable TV networks to stream internationally, increasing competition for quality content, and exposing people to a much greater range of entertainment and informative content.
RationalMadman

Con

The opening phrase of your debate was "In a world where..." I love this phrase, and clearly you love it too. I love saying that in a world where there are Muslims, Buddhists, atheists, communists, capitalists, conservatives, liberals and many other varieties of cultures and political ideologies there is bound to be good reason to restrict what is shown from one country to the next.

The Danish cartoon[1] is example of how, when certain media content isn't hidden from members of a certain nation, it wreaks havoc.

If we were to televise the burning of Qur'ans, certain people would cheer, good entertainment, certain people would cringe, and others would bomb the place that burnt them, begin burning bibles, Torahs and Hindu scriptures and wreak havoc in the world.

To Europeans, pornography is an inherent accepted part of adult culture, many people openly claim to watch it, and feel no guilt at all. Pornography is relative however. Europeans are globally recognised as the most liberal of the continents on sexually explicit matters (I challenge you to supply any evidence against this). So, when they are used to associating hardcore, severe pornography with adult content, seeing a woman in a tight bikini on a movie for kids is fine. In fact I doubt the children even pay attention to it. However, in a culture where women have to be scared to show more than hands and eyes, and in certain regions not even eyes, seeing a woman in a bikini, let alone more severe content in some movies, on a publicly broadcasted television channel would cause riots in the town, they might even burn down their local broadcasting company headquarters just out of anger (believe me, this is the Arab culture, if you think it goes against Allah, burn it, I'm not being racist, it's actual observation of how they deal with such scenarios). So, if we filter out certain things from other nations, it will avoid disruption and chaos.

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[1] http://en.wikipedia.org...
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hamishrr

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Posted by larztheloser 4 years ago
larztheloser
Interesting that you're arguing very strongly for IP rights in your other thread - you've either got a really ingenious case or one of those debates is a devil's advocate debate. Either way I'll be following this debate.
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