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  • Feb 22nd, 2011 @ 3:11pm

    Re:

    OK, so that's a fatalistic response. If you really don't think you can change anything, then wouldn't it make sense to just save yourself some energy by not posting defeatist comments?

  • Jan 31st, 2011 @ 6:15am

    Re: RE:

    While what you say seems to be true, it always strikes me as incredible. Why do some industries have a seemingly massive influence over the government?
    Homeland Security ignores due process to seize domains because Big Content business models would rather control the web than understand it? Then DHS actually issues a press release from a Disney office?
    Sony gets the government to ignore fundamental property rights, just because their business model says (needlessly) that console owners can only be passive consumers?
    These are just two examples, but regular readers here know that there are many more. The question is: why? At base, the only reasonable answer seems to be a lack of education or understanding of the issues inherent to so-called intellectual property. Aside from that and, perhaps, corruption, why else would we see the government doing the bidding of some big businesses? If we don't respond to this situation, we will see more of what we already have: legislation which attempts to make reality fit (otherwise failing) business models, and the preferential application of existing law, to the benefit of companies who choose not to adapt.

  • Jan 31st, 2011 @ 5:38am

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    Typo patrol:

    "...others would and would kill Hulu."

    Did you mean 'could and would'?