UPDATE: from http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/03/riaa-and-isps-to-police-your-traffic-starting-july-12.ars?comments=1&start=40#comment-22664142
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: http://arst.ch/swz
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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Corrective: Socialism and SolidarityJanuary 28, 2011
Apparently there are jackasses everywhere…even in Sweden. Darn. Since Mr. Angst has a “righteous, rude and restless” pop-up requiring a login to Twitter which prevents me from posting a comment in response, my response to a few of his asinine conclusions are below:
Monetary wealth is a proxy for purchasing power. Purchasing power is relative. There is no monetary wealth without monetary poverty. Fighting monetary wealth fights monetary poverty. Read the rest of this entry »
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