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  •  You bet your ass it does. (0+ / 0-)

    There's a reason our Constitution called for a limit to copyright.

    Because works of art eventually become part of our cultural heritage, something we are all entitled to use freely.

    One of the primary drivers of "piracy" is this insane destruction of the very concept of that such a public commons exists or should exist.

    This isn't about Artists (who the Corporations backing this bill screw over without hesitation) but rather about the ability of NewsCorp to shut down DailyKos without so much as a courtroom appearance.

    You're damned right that there are Trade Unions (and not Industrial Unions) for this bill.  They are nothing but guilds, with the precise mindset of their 15th century fore bearers.  IATSE isn't exactly concerned with what's good for the rest of the country, and never has been.

    Sometimes, doing the right thing harms Corporate Interests...which makes it kind of easy to identify those whose primary purpose in posting here is to defend those interests.

    She's the sort of person who would not only happily stay in Omelas, but would ask "Couldn't life be more wonderful if we threw a few more kids in there?"

    by JesseCW on Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 09:11:46 AM PST

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    •  Internet piracy is what this bill adresses... (0+ / 0-)

      You are conflating two separate issues.

      The unions that are backing this bill include set designers and set carpenters. Not to mention the musicians union.

      Show me where in the bill a corporation like newscorp can shut down daily Kos. Where is it?

      So because entertainment coporations sometimes screw artists it's ok for Google , tech companies and internet users to screw them also. That's just makes no sense.

      Right man, right job and right time

      by Ianb007 on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 06:26:16 PM PST

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