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____/ Homer on Monday 15 Aug 2011 02:44 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Son Of Snit spake thusly:
>> Most ISP don't even support [Usenet] anymore because of
>> piracy/binaries groups concerns.
> That's because they're too stupid to realise they could offer only text
> groups if they wanted to, like Individual.net and many others.
> They're also too stupid to realise that shutting down one avenue to
> copyright infringement has zero effect, it just moves people on to a
> different method, like BitTorrent. They'd have to shut down the Internet
> completely, and even then people would just revert to swapping media in
> person, like they used to pre-Internet, going back to the days of video
> and audio tapes, and beyond, to ye olde days of scribes copying books.
> Ultimately, the majority (est. 60%, and probably much higher) of people
> just don't give a shit about this weird thing called "copyright", so
> unless the Intellectual Monopolists are going to put over half the
> population of planet Earth in prison, to stop them being "pirates",
> there's not much they can do about it.
> Maybe we should just divide the planet in two, with the Intellectual
> Monopolists in one hemisphere, and everyone else in the other. Or maybe
> we could ship the Intellectual Monopolists off to a colony on Mars, or
> something. You know, like a leper colony, but where the disease is
> ethical rather than physical. That way they could "litigate" each other
> into oblivion, and leave the rest of us in peace.
Righthaven the copyright troll and AP too might give what we need for
Internet age copyright reform.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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