It's antagonistic, rather than inclusive. It's not designed to convince people at all.
I think it's quite the opposite. Lot of people are sick 'n' tired of current state of politics. The Pirate Party is not conventional party and the name has to tell that.
In Finland the Pirate Party is not the first attempt to change these issues on political level. There was an attempt to form a party with similar agenda as the Pirate Party has but that didn't go anywhere. The main difference was the "politically correct" name.
While it's true that the cost of distributing video over the web is getting cheaper by the day, it will never be free. I'm now hearing some people in the industry saying that one day soon, delivering video will be so cheap that content owners won't even think about the costs.
The distribution can already be so cheap that content owners don't need to think about it. One example would be Mininova.
Nina Paley: It falls on us artists to simply refuse to grant these monopolies in the first place.
The Anti-Mike: You foolishly did something, and then except the world to change for you.
So artists = world? And her own actions would have solved the issue for her and you go saying she expects the world to change? You need to try harder to find something negative from the article. That one won't convince anybody.
Piracy and pirate are positive words, well, when talking about file-sharing kind of piracy. Piracy shows how to use new and innovative technologies and pushes the world forward.
Finnish Pirate Party has T-shirts which say things like "pirate, defender of freedom of speech, protector of privacy, demanding transparency". Pirates are defending the values that the anti-pirates are trying to take away from us.
By starting to use terms like piracy and pirate, the media industry has provided an identity for pirates and united them. The table has turned, pirates are the good guys now.
End discussion. sort of like saying broadband is a right in a small neighborhood in Tokyo.
It's not that simple. You have to consider population density as well. On average there are 17 people per square kilometer in Finland. In Lapland, northern part of Finland, population density is 2 people per square kilometer. And in some areas it's only 0.2.
Cable is not going to be the solution for many places. Mobile broadband is a big part of the broadband strategy.
Metallica is doing great. They sell out stadiums and Death Magnetic got to #1 in 27 charts. Some of the older fans might not have forgiven them about Napster but there are so many new kids around who probably haven't even heard about Napster.
I would say If you operate a commercial service and know it is being used to break the law, taking steps to ensure it is used legally is a cost of doing business. != BT broke the law in not stopping file sharing. But the If you operate a commercial service and know it is being used to break the law, taking steps to ensure it is used legally is a cost of doing business doesn't make any sense. The Internet service BT offers is mainly used legally. And there are lot of goods and services that can be used illegally but know one goes after the manufacturers or service providers. Things like guns, cars and phones to name a few. Intellectual property industry must think that they are so special.
The more the IP industry tries to explain their position, the more I dislike them. All they do is alienate people. Do they believe that they are on the right track with their actions? Can they really be so stupid or is it just a desperate fight for existence in a world where technology has made them obsolete? Probably both.
TV and cable are so outdated when it comes to broadcasting. I don't want to schedule my life based on TV schedules. I watch "TV" when it suits me.
There's no Netflix in our neck of the woods. Hulu doesn't work here either, at least not easily. So guess what is the best way to get "TV" content.
Anyway, even if Netflix and Hulu would be available here torrents would still be the best solution. I just got into Friday Night Lights which started 2006. There's no way that would be available on Hulu. And Netflix doesn't seem to have the recent releases. So torrents seems to be the only "service" that provides all that is needed.
Maybe someday there will be a service that beats piracy. I hope I'm still alive when that happens. I'm not holding my breath, though.
If her fans actually believed in what she was saying and supported her you would expect to have seen a rise in anti-techdirt posts here .... dont-cha think.... I mean anyone can post here without logging in.
Her fans supported her on Twitter. But I bet they know nothing about copyright, haven't even read the comments on her blog, and probably have never hear anything about Techdirt. They just took her words as truth.