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  •  copy the car (2+ / 0-)
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    sb, kurt

    hey, if you can lay your hand on a beamer, wait 5 minutes and make a second identical beamer without damaging or causing the dealer to lose use of the first one, then maybe copyright infringement isn't exactly the same as theft.

    i'm not saying there's not a loss in profit, but it's not quite the same as taking my mom's ring from off her nightstand and creeping back out the window.

    We keep electing whores to congress, and we wonder why we get screwed while the money flows to their pimps.

    by papa monzano on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 10:11:34 AM PST

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    •  true, the dealer doesn't lose use of the first one (3+ / 0-)
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      Susan from 29, Bill W, Wood Dragon

      but since you got yours for free you are making it harder for him to sell his for $40,000.

      especially if you make another copy of your free one and give it to another friend who copies it and gives it to another friend who copies it and gives it to another friend.

      pretty soon all the people who work at the dealership are out of jobs, as are all the people who work at the local coffee and sub shops that the dealership people go to, as do all of the people who those people would have hired to babysit their children and mow their lawns.

      I don't support SOPA, but as someone who once worked in the creative arts I have a problem with artists and their assistants and support staff not getting paid for their work because technology has made the work so easy to steal and share for free.

      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
      Must see video: When Mitt Romney Came to Town

      by TrueBlueMajority on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 10:38:45 AM PST

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