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  •  Thats pretty shitty. (1+ / 0-)
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    Cassandra Waites

    But you know SOPA and PIPA wouldn't protect you, right? I mean, unless you have enough money to take that to court, the law wouldn't really do jack shit for you.

    SOPA and PIPA benefit big Hollywood and music studios who can afford to take this to court and have a judge block a website. They have the $$$ to do so.

    You don't, I assume. So the law would never benefit you. Your shit would still get stolen.

    I'm really sorry your art was stolen. Really I am. I'm the person who "pirates" mp3s and then buys them if I like them or discards them if I don't. I believe in demos for games and music because of that. Demo stuff and people wouldn't have to "steal" stuff. I mean SOME asshole out there would, but most people who torrent stuff do so because they can't afford to buy everything out there, so they have to be selective. And the only way to be selective and buy something you will actually see/hear/play is to demo it.

    •  Agreed: the answer is not SOPA nor PIPA. (1+ / 0-)
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      But neither is the answer denying an actual problem simply because the Jack Valenties of the world are arrogant assholes. And that's where this dairy goes off the rails.

      I support OWS. But that doesn't mean I support every dumb idea someone has about it.

      by kenlac on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 10:47:23 AM PST

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      •  No, it doesn't. (1+ / 0-)
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        Cassandra Waites

        The diary doesn't endorse copying. The diary asks why this legislation was put forward as necessary and who "Hollywood" is in this political discourse.

        The "Hollywood" that endorses SOPA/PIPA is not the self-producing artist, who wouldn't be helped anyway. The "Hollywood" that argued for SOPA/PIPA argued that every download is a sale. That is the corporate Hollywood.

        If you see me denying the problem anywhere, I would like to see it.

        If you think my one statement about piracy being hard to find is it, then read it in context. I defined piracy, and piracy by that definition is hard to find, especially in music. (The Gray Album would be piracy, perhaps, and yet critics call it a great achievement.)

        Every reductio ad absurdum will seem like a good idea to some fool or another.

        by The Geogre on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 05:05:24 PM PST

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