Filesharing, copyrights, libraries, oh my!

September 19, 2010

UPDATE:  from

Stupid question:

doesn’t [sic] that mean that we should all have free, unlimited access, to every single song, movie, tv show, book, etc? Well of course that sounds awesome! But is it right?

Smart, well-informed response [emphasis mine]:

It’s a _very_ old idea. It’s called a Public Library. Fans will _still_ support content _creators_.
RIAA and MPAA are not _creators_, they are obsolete middlemen.

Apparently, the myopic and stubborn **AA (RI and MP both) are feeling threatened by their own inevitable obsolescence, as are “content providers” such as Comcast.  Policing internet traffic is their rather draconian way of stalling their inevitable downfall…but it reality it will only piss people off, raise awareness and hasten their downfall.   Cue the caustic laughter…

Full story here:

I am sick and tired of hearing that people who file-share “copyrighted materials” are thieves. That they break laws. That what they are doing is wrong. They aren’t, they don’t, and it isn’t. Here’s why…
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