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Friday, April 22, 2005

3 for 1

Wow. 3 yrs in jail for distributing a single copy of a pre-release movie on the internet.

I'm not sure why, but this reminds me of the marijuana upheaval of the 60's and on. Back in the really crazy days, they gave some poor fellow 10 years for possessing 2 joints (although I believe he was released well before this).

In a lot of ways, the battle against internet piracy seems similar to the war against drugs or the war against terror for that matter. Just by defining it as a war against something that is not a quantifiable entity, you've already lost. In other words, there will always be drugs, terror, and from the looks of it, internet piracy. Instead of throwing everybody in jail, maybe more effort and resources should be forwarded towards changing the law (i.e. intellectual property and copyright law).

What I want to know is, are they going to go after the dealers or the users? God damned the dealer man...

-- dhd // 4:14 PM // 2 comments


What makes you think they want to win?
// Blogger phil jones // 3:30 AM

Actually, it was 'God D&*m the pusher man", it's from a song by Steppenwolf featured in an early Nicholson film
// Anonymous Anonymous // 4:26 AM

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