(A) Is for lower taxes for everyone, not just the rich. In fact, he believes the income tax rate should be 0%.
(B) Believes the federal government should be shrunk down to it's original size and enumerated powers (which would fix the debt problem).
(C) Is the person speaking out the most about the fact that a private cartel of banks manipulates our currency for the benefit of the wealthy, politically-connected class.
You might still disagree with the above (and I'm sure you do), but at least be honest about the positions he holds.
* Copyright holders have many legal rights.
* This does not imply that every legal right they have is related to copyright.
* Previously, they had a legal right to prevent me from modifying my own property, even in situations where no copyright violation occurred.
* If this legislation passes, they will no longer have that right.
* The removal of that specific legal right has nothing to do with their legal copyrights, which are still in full force.
To truly be successful, Bitcoin has to be able to route around attempted government interference. Things like this will not stop, as entrenched interests continue to kick and scream themselves into irrelevancy.
I think it will ultimately succeed, but it's going to be a wild ride in the mean time.
Re: Re: Re: Bitcoin is essentially a pyramid scheme.
Bitcoin is a protocol, not a program, and as such is completely transparent to anyone who cares to look. Even the reference implementation of a client using the protocol (Bitcoin-Qt) is open source and available to anyone to peruse.
It's funny; the point is made all the time that getting someone to pay you for a good (scarce or not) instead of a competitor isn't the same thing as "stealing" that competitor's "potential profits", and yet here that exact argument is being made by the haters.
"Zach Braff is stealing funds from indie projects!"
No he's not, because the money coming into his project doesn't belong to those other indie projects, you entitled douchebags. Keep your whiny little paws off of it and shut your mouths.
No they aren't. Freedom of speech does not imply a right to speak on any private property you care to use. I can't stand in your living room and shout obscenities at your family and then whine about free speech when you call the cops to have me removed.
1. Calling up movie studio reps.
2. Asking them, off the top of their head, how much they think their revenue has increased due to the Megaupload shutdown.
3. Totaling them up (and then doubling it, just for good measure).
They are actually using statistical methods now?? Progress!