Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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by WorknMan on Sun 28th Nov 2010 14:36 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Correction"
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As for people copying stuff they have no right of copying. I don't know, but I think we as a people reap what we sow. There's a celebration of utter greed in this world, and the corruption in our governments show us that those who are supposed to lead us by example live by the 'grab what you can when you can' principle.

Well, you got the first part right... as a people, we reap what we sow. We are a corrupt and greedy society, and so we elect corrupt and greedy politicians. That stuff starts from the bottom up, not from the top down. The corrupt politicians of the future are the same ones right now who are leeching off of their neighbor's cable and/or broadband internet connection. It's not like people are turned to the dark side as soon as they get elected...

Why would this coming generation feel any reason to 'do the right thing'? I sure as hell can't blame them for copying what they can and use their money on things they can't copy when everyone at the top is grabbing all they can without shame.

As I said above, if we all choose to be crooked like those who are in power, those of us who eventually make it to the top will be the same way; it's like families who have 4-5 generations that end up on welfare. So if we want to see REAL change, the cycle has to stop somewhere, and it can begin with us ...

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