SOPA failed because people got off their butts and spoke out
And people only got off their butts because Facebook and Google went down. Any other time they wouldn't give a damn what law passed, picking their friends crops on Farmville and/or watching porn is too important.
my cynicism isn't over the lobbyists: it's over the voters.
the majority of voters, also known as "artists", will ensure their welfare system keeps giving them pennies (while their publishers take the cream from the top).
To them, they can't see beyond the welfare system. To them, everyone's a "thief", only out to take things for free. These are the same voters who'll back the lobbyists because they allow the cream to be taken for their "survival".
This here^ a million times.
Most artists are selfish, greedy, egotistical, chicken shit imbeciles who would cry into their pillow at night if they didn't have some law to hold their hand.
They whine and they simper about how the MAFIAA oppresses them yet they give them all the power. People offer to help and are turned down as "trying to freeload or steal from them". Stupid stupid stupid.
I don't think I hate the MAFIAA nearly as much as I hate other ARTISTS.
The MAFIAA didn't insult and harass me because I made fan art which I offered as a GIFT to the person I was making fan art of without permission. ARTISTS did.
They wank and they cry and they bitch and they moan. At the end of the day they are their own worse enemy, even more so than any entertainment industry ... which is made up of .. well, THEM. That says A LOT.
If MAFIAA, and probably, copyright disappeared tomorrow artists would still be up their usual business of RESTRICTING, REMOVING, SHAMING. All out of some perverted, corrupt idea of 'respect'. Because they want to tell you what to do. They can't get over the little high having control gives them. It's like a goddamn DRUG.
Spoiled children. All of them. What I wouldn't give to see everyone of them bend over, whipped on the ass with a belt and made to sit in the corner wearing a dunce hat.
The root of the copyright problem is ARTISTS. And the ONLY way anything is going to be changed to find some way to either override/overpower their influence or convert them or take their power away. I need my midol.
We should counter by patenting breathing, that way everyone would be fucked. As a result we will be sued for gazillions of dollars for infringing on their sex patent, but then we can counter sue them for infringing on our breathing patent (I'm under the assumption they aren't robots in disguise and need to breathe) thus creating a sue paradox.
Hopefully, it'll cancel itself out, and patents will cease to exist. Of course, it could just cause everyone and everything to be smashed into fifty billion pieces. Worth the risk IMO.