Navajo lawmaker wants to outlaw piracy

Navajo lawmaker wants to outlaw piracy

There are 24 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Apr 18, 2008, titled Navajo lawmaker wants to outlaw piracy. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

Bootlegging of movies and music is illegal under federal law, but it's not illegal on the Navajo Nation.

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Duh

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Apr 18, 2008
Isn't that something you should avoid when you're in some sort of office....your OWN personal interest....that's what it sounds like to me. Who the heck is buying silly Christian rock anyway?*LOL* Aren't those CD's like WAY cheap to buy to begin with?*sheesh* Just another councilman looking out for HIMSELF and not really the NAVAJO PEOPLE who elected him.
Ryan

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Apr 18, 2008
Duh wrote:
Isn't that something you should avoid when you're in some sort of office....your OWN personal interest....that's what it sounds like to me. Who the heck is buying silly Christian rock anyway?*LOL* Aren't those CD's like WAY cheap to buy to begin with?*sheesh* Just another councilman looking out for HIMSELF and not really the NAVAJO PEOPLE who elected him.
I dont live on the Navajo nation, but you speak the truth. Bleh, politics.
BeR

Los Alamos, NM

#3 Apr 18, 2008
So If someone, anyone, came onto your reservation and took what you know to be yours without paying for it, that's OK? Please let us know.
BTW, don't forget to tell us where you live? we're all hoping it's a casino.
james

Ignacio, CO

#4 Apr 21, 2008
Duh wrote:
Isn't that something you should avoid when you're in some sort of office....your OWN personal interest....that's what it sounds like to me. Who the heck is buying silly Christian rock anyway?*LOL* Aren't those CD's like WAY cheap to buy to begin with?*sheesh* Just another councilman looking out for HIMSELF and not really the NAVAJO PEOPLE who elected him.
you sound like a person who buys copy right stuff like what there talking about. if you think this isnt a problem then keep on buying after the new law goes into effect. its not just his cd's its all types of cd's, dvd's. the navajo tribe need to adopt a law that makes all vendors on reservations apply and have business license that way there held to a standard where there license are revoked or supended. i believe this is a good move on the tribes part.
Alexis

El Paso, TX

#5 Apr 21, 2008
Sheephead Production and Edmund Yazzie, please, get over yourselves. No one buys your CDs and DVDs because they suck. Besides I have never seen your CD or DVD at the flea markets. Vendors already know that no one will buy them. I hope the delegates really think about this new legislation and not listen to the whining of Yazzie and Sheephead.
Rio Rancho

United States

#6 Apr 21, 2008
I don't get! Aren't Indian Nations under Federal Laws? I say this because crimes there fall under The Feds,I heard. So it doesn't make any sense to say that " It's Not Illegal"
Guvna

Seattle, WA

#7 Apr 22, 2008
Anyone named Edmund should be glad that someone is actually listening to his "hard rock Christian band"
concern

Sandoval County, NM

#8 Apr 22, 2008
It's good to know that at least one of the tribal council delegate is a christian.

“Judgy not lest ye be judgied!”

Since: Feb 08

Farmington, NM

#9 Apr 22, 2008
Christians pirating Christian music?!?! Shocking!!!

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Apr 22, 2008
Wiccad wrote:
Christians pirating Christian music?!?! Shocking!!!
???
Judge Dred

Meridian, ID

#11 Apr 23, 2008
downloaded one of those songs ed, er, er, er, like the banjo thingy.
Joe

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Apr 24, 2008
I have seen many people on the rez selling copied cds even music from famous artists. I agree as to ending the piracy on the rez.
Joe

Phoenix, AZ

#13 Apr 24, 2008
Guvna wrote:
Anyone named Edmund should be glad that someone is actually listening to his "hard rock Christian band"
I don't believe he listens to them but sells them to make money. That is not right.
Hmmmmmmm

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Apr 28, 2008
james wrote:
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you sound like a person who buys copy right stuff like what there talking about. if you think this isnt a problem then keep on buying after the new law goes into effect. its not just his cd's its all types of cd's, dvd's. the navajo tribe need to adopt a law that makes all vendors on reservations apply and have business license that way there held to a standard where there license are revoked or supended. i believe this is a good move on the tribes part.
In response to your POORLY written comments JAMES, no, I do not buy stuff illegally, regardless of what it is. Perhaps you should work on proper English and grammar before trying to post a dimwitted comment. I believe you were trying to use the word "their" and instead inadvertantly used "there" in its place. Sorry man, those two words are not inter-changeable.

My main point was that this councilman only wants to stop piracy because his stupipd Christian rock CD's were supposedly being "pirated". My point? Who buys freakin' pirated Christian rock? I'm sure this councilman owns many pirated CD's, DVD's, what have you but only until it came to light that his "band" was a victim of this piracy did he decide "oh wait, this is wrong!".

Is piracy wrong? Yes. However, I don't think we're really going to completely get rid of those people that profit from this business. It's sort of like saying "drug abuse is wrong, we must stop this!" Do you see that happening anytime soon?*LOL* I think not. So, I say to those pirating, pirate on! Nothing's going to change because I'm sure the Navajo Nation council won't really do a darn thing about this. Besides, they have bigger things to deal with right? Like, oh, how can we get the unemployment rate down, how can we combat all the different types of substance abuse rampant on the rez, how can we improve drop out rates, how can we fight domestic violence, etc, etc. However I highly doubt ANY of that is on any of their agendas. Perhaps a bill that will allow them all to get some more "bling" with Navajo Nation money.*LOL* Those people sure love to accessorize!!!*ha ha ha ha*
Hmmmmmmmmm

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Apr 28, 2008
BeR wrote:
So If someone, anyone, came onto your reservation and took what you know to be yours without paying for it, that's OK? Please let us know.
BTW, don't forget to tell us where you live? we're all hoping it's a casino.
*LOL*...I'm sure the people that are buying these "pirated" CD's are "paying for it" in one way or another! Christian rock? Total bleh. I'd rather pay full price and buy something worth listening to. You are another who obviously didn't get the point of my post!!!*sheesh* Not many people get past a 7th grade education anymore do they?
Hmmmmmmmmm

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Apr 28, 2008
Rio Rancho wrote:
I don't get! Aren't Indian Nations under Federal Laws? I say this because crimes there fall under The Feds,I heard. So it doesn't make any sense to say that " It's Not Illegal"
Indian nations are sovereign meaning we have our own laws. Only certain crimes fall under federal jurisdiction, like murder and stuff like that. I'm guessing that "pirating" doesn't fall under that category hence the Christian Rock God's push to get piracy banned. Which is fine by me. I have they money to buy stuff legally.

“Judgy not lest ye be judgied!”

Since: Feb 08

Farmington, NM

#17 Apr 28, 2008
Todd Griffin wrote:
<quoted text> ???
Christians listen to Christian music, right? Bootlegging is stealing, and illegal not only in this state and country, but it is against one of God's laws as well. So it's difficult to believe that Christians would do such an immoral thing.

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#18 Apr 28, 2008
Wiccad wrote:
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Christians listen to Christian music, right? Bootlegging is stealing, and illegal not only in this state and country, but it is against one of God's laws as well. So it's difficult to believe that Christians would do such an immoral thing.
christians don't sin..only "other" people sin..

“Judgy not lest ye be judgied!”

Since: Feb 08

Farmington, NM

#19 Apr 28, 2008
Daniel in Hobbs wrote:
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christians don't sin..only "other" people sin..
; ) I know Dan, but it's not Thursday yet. LOL

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#20 Apr 28, 2008
Wiccad wrote:
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; ) I know Dan, but it's not Thursday yet. LOL
I wasn't implying anything by that...just that "christians" are the most hypocritical of all....still looking forward to thursday...getting all my kindling ready..

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