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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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