When I saw this, I left him a post on his facebook, pointing out the many holes in his arguement. I mentioned how file sharing sites tend to bre villainized despite breaking their spines trying to bend over backwards to please the industry...how he should have looked at his own staff in 2009 when his song was leaked instead of the 'pirates' and most of all...how insulting his fans will not make them wanna buy his songs.
The sad thing is...I saw the trailer for the new Syndicate game a few days ago...of a world where corporations make the law...and I thought that with all the 'Chris dodd's' and copyright-happy polititians who do whatever hollywood says, that it may be closer then it appears.
'Techdirt readers don't yet have the capability to make clueless government officials get transferred to jobs washing toilets, officials say. But, if the community there develops or acquires it, dumb politicians being out of work would become far more likely, according to political pundits'
Hahahaha...that bulletpount made me smile, mike. Nice one. If only that could happen.