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  •  Just when we thought we were finally free (14+ / 0-)

    They just had to go and drag me back in. I am getting tired of these d-bags constantly making us have to fight just to hold our ground, let alone push back.

    •  what to do about this: (7+ / 0-)

      We need to stop playing defense, and start playing OFFENSE.

      For example by introducing a bill to roll back the provisions of DCMA and return copyright to 25 years with renewal for up to another 25 years at most, and then works revert to public domain.  

      Insert a rider in the bill granting Disney a trademark (which is permanent) on Mickey Fucking Mouse and the rest of those evil vermin, just to shut Disney up.

      But in any case roll back the whole stinking thing.  Get 100 Representatives to sign on for it and scare the living poo out of RIAA and MPAA.  

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Fri Apr 13, 2012 at 07:47:38 PM PDT

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      •  Well we could start with an opposition party (4+ / 0-)
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        Brown Thrasher, pgm 01, ozsea1, Odysseus

        If it's not too late.  Does anyone remember when we last had one?

      •  Who is going to do that? (2+ / 0-)
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        ozsea1, Kickemout

        The RIAA/MPAA is to Democrats as oil is to the Republicans. A former Democratic senator is the current head of the MPAA and a former head of the RIAA is back on TV as a Democratic pundit. Our system precludes a third party, such as the The Pirate Party from even being heard.  There are not 100 Representatives who would want to risk angering big media and big pharma.

        •  To be fair (1+ / 0-)
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          pgm 01

          I 100% believe that Democratic politicians who support these sorts of things truly believe that they're doing the work of their constituents who want jobs created and protected.

          The problem is that the economics behind it all is wrong, but it's wrong for more things than just cultural goods. The short version of it is that conventional economic thinking doesn't really take into account the concept of limited demand. As such, even if you could eliminate all piracy, it does nothing at all to change aggregate demand, and as such results in very little job changes (Actually, I'd argue that piracy results in less spending in less spending in more-efficient industries and more spending in less efficient industries in terms of manpower, resulting in more real-world jobs)

          This is our story...

          by Karmakin on Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 12:28:16 PM PDT

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          •  *Karmakin* (3+ / 0-)
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            pgm 01, Brown Thrasher, Odysseus

            You don't really believe that, do you?  The Dems who support this crap are being paid well by the military industrial complex, the people who own them and who own this country!

            Please indicate "snark" if that was your intent, because there is no way they are supporting this around jobs!

            If that's the case, then they would be pushing a green economy and doing something that would actually create jobs!

          •  Posturing BS (0+ / 0-)

            If you look at the Congress critters who support the Trademark/copyright etc stuff...their constituents could care less about these issues.

            Hollings was bought and paid for by RIAA, what did his constituents gain from protecting Hollywood and authors?

        •  Deprogram yourself (2+ / 0-)
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          pgm 01, victoria2dc

          Who keeps telling you a third party is impossible?  The twin parties.  A third party can't win, initially,but it can cause one of the major parties to lose - consider how the Nader supporters might have gotten leverage had they leveraged 2000 in 2004.  They  chickened out and the Dems lost anyway when Kerry surrendered to the centrists.

      •  LOL... Okay! (0+ / 0-)

        Anything else?

    •  These POS (2+ / 0-)
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      ozsea1, peptabysmal

      will keep trying and trying until someday we get a government who will label the RIAA and their ilk as the traitors and terrorists that they really are.

      The day that the RIAA lawyers start fearing the gallows is the day we will be free of this bullshit

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