Linked by twitterfire on Tue 25th Oct 2011 21:15 UTC
Multimedia, AV ABC.net.au has published an article titled "The Case for Piracy". The writer shows how copyright has been hijacked by corporations and that publishers are their own worst enemies. "One of the main reasons we all have anti-piracy slogans embedded in our brains is because the music industry chose to try and protect its existing market and revenue streams at all costs and marginalise and vilify those who didn't want to conform to the harsh new rules being set."
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Piracy is a poor "solution"
by benali72 on Wed 26th Oct 2011 03:32 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

The solution to bad law isn't to violate it, the solution is to try to get the law changed.

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RE: Piracy is a poor "solution"
by TechGeek on Wed 26th Oct 2011 04:05 in reply to "Piracy is a poor "solution""
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

The solution to bad law isn't to violate it, the solution is to try to get the law changed.



Actually, quite the contrary has been true through history. Just look at civil rights in this country, prohibition, even our own revolution. Change has often begun with one group demanding change by refusing to obey the "law". After all, if everyone obeyed the law, there would be little point in changing it.

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Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

Petitioning to change a law always results in "No, next please!" behaviour from the lawmakers. The only way to change a law is reduce it to unenforcibility.

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Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

Yes, too bad S.978 is looking to move copyright infringement from being a civil mater into being a full blown, voting rights removed for life felony:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahsweeney/2011/10/25/will-bill-978...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20125214-501465/s.978-could-...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/s978-commercial-f...

The right will love this as the vast majority of "pirates" are young people in the 30 and under bracket whom also mostly vote progressively, this will allow them to remove young people from the voter roles for life via their 5000 a time, only evidence is an IP address John Doe attacks.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Actually, it is. It's called civil disobedience and it's been an agent for positive change all thru the ages.

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benali72 Member since:
2008-05-03

I acknowledge your good point. But non-violent disobedience for fundamental human rights seems to me fundamentally different than someone who thinks they should get a song or movie for free because they disagree with the IP laws.

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