In which case I expect the internet will react exactly like three-year olds: many millions of 3 year olds who WANT A COOKIE RIGHT NOW, and who - metaphorically - have enough squirtguns to drown small countries if we don't get it.
While it may be painted as childish and immature, I don't really have a problem with that.
We should realize that while governments think of themselves as the 500 pound gorilla, we are collectively the 500,000 pound gorilla. We should act accordingly, at least until everyone else understands it too.
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And the rational you suggest sets them on a trajectory for failure, no matter the ethics of piracy or copyright. As technology gets better, it will only become easier to copy information. That's what the tech does.
It will never be any harder to copy than it is now. They're fighting gravity.
"2. Make it illegal for politicians to get donations from lobbyists and super-packs during election periods; running must use their personal fortune."
"3. Limit how much all political candidates can spend on advertizement."
Congratulations, you've just elected Hollywood for your government. I'd think your format assures that already established personalities will have a massive advantage.
I've had my eye on politics and these kinds of bills just for the last fifteen years or so, but I know they keep coming back with this toxic stuff year after year.
There's an inherent problem with the 'long game' in that the 'protest' side of any movement mostly wants to be left alone, and invariably - absolutely invariably - gets tired of the fight first. For us fighting these kinds of battles means taking time out of the life we've already got, for the pro-legislative side it's just a day in the life. Wrangling the public is what they do. There's a reason that guys like Lamar exist.
One of these tech groups or freedom groups is going to have to actually draft legislation that does these things we always suggest and yell about. Fixing Copyright. Fixing Patents. Codifying internet rights and freedoms in no uncertain terms. And we're going to have to get behind that effort and do all this over again.
SO... anybody got a bill? The sooner the better, or everybody's going to have forgotten this skirmish.
It's not 'easy' to infringe on copyright. It's effortless. It's the very easiest thing to do, of all the options available.
The internet had made 'Content' of any sort drastically less valuable because everyone is producing content of some sort, and copying is effortless.
Copying is currently a crime, but the number of people who don't think it should be suggests to me that in another twenty or thirty years it might not be. A public that copyright is no longer useful can rewrite or revoke it.
I think that's a pretty good idea. No idea what that world would look like, but there are a few industries without copyright that we can look to. Fashion and Recipes are the two that some to mind. No lack of content there.