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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 09:07 PM

1. Money drives the agenda.

The publishing industries have given money and have got politicians parroting this ridiculous notion that online piracy is a major problem and something needs to be done to stop it. Sorry I'm not seeing a major problem. There may be a legitimate issue, but they have got it blown all out of proportion, because they are in thick with the politicians.

For example President Obama's recent statement on the issue:
"While we believe that online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet," the White House wrote.

There is not a serious problem requiring a serious legislative response. I think he's confusing online piracy with homelessness or something.

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