A small improvement indeed but necessary in the long run, changes like those will show the rest of the world how a society can work without extreme copyright protectionism. Now I wonder how the copyright cartels will respond to this.
And by reading your "blargha flargha" I just proved you are a JACKASS.
First of all, Mike didn't write the article, if you had bothered to read the article instead of quote mining it, you could have comprehended the content of the article instead of making vapid comments.
Second, the article shows how the MAFIAA is desperate to keep their arcaic business model from dying by lobbying for laws/treaties/agreements which evidently trumps over basic rights.
It's not that Mike or anybody else here (including me) are seeking to benefit from what simpletons like you want to present as "trumping over creator's rights", the MPAA/RIAA are NOT creators, they are CORPORATE PIMPS, they dont create a shit, artists do it, not the MAFIAA.
And the last thing, calling Mike a lobbyst (despite the fact he didnt write the article to begin with) is completely asinine and it does not prove in any case your point unless you can DEMONSTRATE that by merely sharing a file a person can get a tangible benefit.
"Freedom of expression"
"Separation of church and state"
The first amendement says; "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Also, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ...."
Also, Article VI specifies that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."
Meaning; the goverment must remain neutral towards religion, the goverment cannot give special treatmen to one religion over another religion or the lack of a religion.