Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Aug 2010 22:09 UTC
Legal Despite doing what I think are some great things for the American people, the Obama administration has a dark side. Joe Biden and many others on staff come straight from the RIAA camp, and it shows. Today, the Obama administration disregarded every US law relating to theft and copyright by stating that piracy is "flat, unadulterated theft".
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Strength of the argument
by oelewapperke on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 08:22 UTC
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You know, it's brave for people to try convince others here that it's wrong to take copyrighted stuff for free. But let's face it. It's a choice between

a) free stuff ! no limits ! more for me ! more "freedom" for me (at the cost of others)
b) the "right thing"

I mean, in a minute you're going to ask why people become atheists ...

You must have seen the "strength" of their argument here, you complain about it, rightly so. One cannot morally defend the taking of other people's labour and products without compensation. Depending on how exactly it's done, the names for it vary from paedophilia, over slavery, to theft, to "piracy". But it's all a technicality, as the simple truth is that the taking itself is wrong.

It's wrong. However, if you wish to have an easy life, like slavery, piracy sure is a sweet-sounding option. You know, except for the other guys. The same goes for piracy (and for "government theft" like in Cuba. After all, they got national healthcare for that. You know, the national healthcare that people run from)

And if one is atheist ("amoral"), only one's own pleasure matters (which is the real reason for being pro-immigration, ie. slave labour, or as close as you can get to it without sounding like a muslim). Now I'm not saying the two are necessarily related, just drawing a comparison.

You won't convince people to start acting moral all of a sudden. Except, perhaps, with constantly applied violence. So the real question of piracy is :

Are you prepared to create a police state, which makes microsoft/apple DRM seem positively benign and liberating, are you prepared to create one with ridiculous punishments for piracy, or are you pro-piracy ?

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