So once again as you can see Orca calling me out on her *coughs* Blog. Looking for attention and probably traffic. So I read the article and all the BS she also puts out how she NEVER steals content and media. And as she requested , I did answer with a rather complete answer.
But apparently it doest fit her leftist narrative, and she didn’t publish it as she said she would.
Typical scumbag move.
So I did.
The link to the original article from some Swedish Leftist is there, have a look, then come back to my comment. Then ask yourself, who has a much tighter grip on reality?
Put briefly, I’m glad to see you Orca, are at least covering a subject you know a little about.
In many ways, this article is completely off and reveals first, how to one side of the Issue the author is, and again actually is full of the same contradictions that one reads and hears over and over from people who are just plain thieves.
The headline shows that completely,
“Copyright Industry Still Doesn’t Understand This Fight Isn’t about Money, But Liberty”.
Basically, what the pirates and other supporters such as yourself Orca, are trying to hide behind a huge smoke and mirrors fog bank to justify theft. It’s really that simple. By bringing in many other loosely related concerns and reasons, they are trying to cover the tracks.
Many of the other concerns listed in this article are valid. This is where the trickery is well done. But sadly, for all concerned, even in this article the contradictions concerning piracy are evident.
Let’s break down the issues one by one and see how this only fairly constructed article speaks of each.
“The Internet is the most important piece of infrastructure we have. More important than telco, than cable TV, than roads, than power, than… well, with the possible exception of tap water and sanitation infrastructure, I’ll allow the jury to confer a bit more on that one.”
Seriously? I mean, is this person for real? Anybody over probably the age of 25, can remember when there was no internet. Things in most of the US and Europe were just fine. Some would say better in fact. Other places that now have it, were too. This statement obviously came from a high handed asshole that probably never wanted for anything in his life. Maybe more important than tap water and sanitation? How many of you readers have been faced with the decision, “If I drink from that water source there, the only one I can, I will likely end up with dysentery that I have already seen kill people, and will likely kill me , or I go without, and in a few days die?” I for one have. And that’s no BS. And there’s plenty of places on the planet where situations like that are a daily way of life. Yet this guy and Orca, are battling for theft of Porn and The Little Mermaid movies. Yeah, he deserves not only an award, but a medal too.
“We were saying, and are saying, that it’s insane, asinine, repulsive and revolting to allow a cartoon industry (the copyright industry – mostly led by Disney in this regard) to regulate the infrastructure of infrastructures. To allow a cartoon industry to dismantle anonymity, the right to private correspondence and many more fundamental liberties just because they were worried about their profits.”
Sorry, wrong again. Various companies – Disney being only one of a multitude of them, are using laws already made by local people and governments. They don’t write the laws, they abide by them. And the laws are there for a reason. To stop and punish the theft of wares.
People seem to think that digital wares are somehow different than solid ones. But employing the same arguments that these pirates use, then it would be ok to walk into a store and take a plate off the shelf. Why? Because the plates suck, and a person taking one without paying or asking for a sample, MIGHT sell the rest of the plates for the shop owner. Kind of bad really, not very likely, but perhaps a sliver of possibility.
But what happens when millions of people decide to descend on your shop with the same idea? Or worse yet, a third party (pirate bay) decides to set up a web site to the world to take your plates and distribute them, all without your permission and no regard for your store, or even the people making the plates? Is that really their right or is it a criminal enterprise? To anyone with the least bit of morals at all, it’s just plain wrong. But to a lot of criminals and leftists who believe in wealth distribution, well…. everything is OK! “Why they (The plate store, the makers, the shippers, the right holders) are bound to make something”, and as far as the leftists are concerned, “something for you is enough!” At least until the cannon is turned on them.
Then it’s not FAIR! Its Cruel minded! The SYSTEM is set against THEM!
So what did the store owners do? They called the police, they prosecuted. But with all organized crime, for a long time the criminals were always several steps ahead. But the store owners and the police in this analogy did catch up. They did learn. And where they found unjust laws or missing laws to prevent the theft of their plates, they pushed for changes. Some they got, some they didn’t. Sound familiar? All this talk about loss of anonymity and fundamental liberties is generally BS and what is real, came about because of these same pirates, and of course criminal enterprises! And the author knows it.
“How will the authors get paid?” is an utterly uninteresting question in a market economy. The answer is equally utterly simple: “by making a sale”. There is no other way, and there should not be any other way.”
But how is one to sell their plates when there is a huge army of assholes outside your store handing out your own product that’s been stolen, for free?
And it’s not up to 3rd party assholes to determine how much is enough or if their distribution service is not too damaging to your business.
Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. Simple as that.
As for things like Pandora and Spotify, well there you go. Innovation and new thinking. Perfect capitalism in action. Free market in full swing. People pay for what they take and the companies pay the rights holders and there by the makers for the wares. Spot on. And should the rights owners and or makers don’t like the terms offered? Then they can pull their wares a la Thom Yorke and Taylor Swift, and go another direction. But how can someone or people compare Pandora’s and Spotify’s legal models with that of the totally illegal sites and criminal elements such as Pirate bay? You can’t! It’s just not even remotely the same thing. Yet this fellow, mentions them to frame Pirate bay and others, as not so bad. In fact he goes on to make them our heroes!
“Pirates started fighting with the copyright industry, against the internet service providers, in the halls of policymaking. More specifically, pirates were siding with Microsoft against lots of old telco dinosaurs. Even more specifically, people were fighting for Net Neutrality – something that Microsoft was also fighting for, as the owner of Skype – against the mobile divisions of telco dinosaurs, who wanted to lock out competitors from their imaginary walled garden.”
Of course they did, as did law abiding people worldwide. The fight for Net Neutrality was a solid item, anyone knows it. The assholes like Comcast and a few of the others, backing the idea of making people pay for higher level service and throttling back those who didn’t pony up the coin, needed to be slapped back. And hard!
And they were…. For now. But please, don’t go looking for accolades and cheering because you did the right thing. It’s expected. It’s like divorced fathers yelling out “I take care of my kids!!” No kidding, you are supposed to as a decent human being, asshole.
“We care for permission less innovation, we care for private correspondence, we care for sharing and the legacy of knowledge and culture. We do not care in the slightest for obsolete and outdated pre-internet distribution monopolies, nor do we care for pipes that want to be privileged, and we become outright hostile when the industries that benefit from old monopolies (not stakeholders, but beneficiaries!) assert a right to dismantle the liberties that our ancestors fought, bled, and died to give to us today.”
As Bugs Bunny used to say: ”What a maroon”
Private correspondence as he has been referring to it means “We want to privately exchange stolen goods.” Things like the NSA could care less about people like Orca sending cute kitty pics. In fact they don’t care about much, except if you keep sending messages like “the Jihad payback starts in an hour, I have the IEDs ready”!
All this was never what 99% of the argument was about. It was about closing down sites providing stolen wares and punishing the very worse of offenders taking these wares. It’s a time honored tradition everywhere, that’s how people come to understand law enforcement. One look at medieval stocks and pillories show this in practice hundreds of years ago.
“We do not care in the slightest for obsolete and outdated pre-internet distribution monopolies” means so we feel justified to steal wildly and blindly from them, like looters who think when the police are busy elsewhere, they can smash in the window of the liquor store and take as much as they can carry.
Further, who the fuck is anyone to make that sort of judgment? It’s like saying “You can sell plates on the internet so we demand you shut your brick and mortar store, and while you do that, we’ll piss on it and take what we can carry”
“assert a right to dismantle the liberties that our ancestors fought, bled, and died to give to us today.” And I promise all of you out there, in all sincerity, that not one of your ancestors had even a thought on your rights to steal The Little Mermaid or Teenage Hookers in Heat movies.
The amusing, and sad aspect of this guy from Sweden, is that he doesn’t seem to be all that concerned with the Syrian invasion of his country and what’s about to happen to the infrastructure of the entire EU. He’s concerned about uploading a stolen copy of Star Wars when it comes out next month, filmed by a poorly paid Chinese kid with a super 8 camera and dubbed into English.
And before you go trying to argue that point, look at this in its entirety.
Then, tell me how many women and kids you saw there.
All military age males, already behaving in pack like, lawless behavior.
I actually feel sorry for the EU as a whole.
They were betrayed by the same leftists that think stealing from companies is OK!