☞ Gaining Understanding
By webmink on Feb 20, 2010
"This issue is an embarrassment for all concerned, a naked bit of crony-capitalism that has so much more at stake than mere copyright. It needs to stop." -- Great overview, read it.
All the arguments about "protecting rights" come to nothing when you realise that a ripped copy of a movie is far better to watch than the spam-laden version you can buy in a store. I have the same gripe about satellite TV in the UK - why should it be stuffed with advertising if I am paying to watch it?
"When asked about Obama's plan (without being given any details about what the legislation includes), 49 percent opposed it and 40 percent were in favor. But after hearing key features of the legislation described, 48 percent supported the plan and 43 percent remained opposed." -- Why let the facts get in the way of knee-jerk rage, after all?
If anyone is left out there unaware that flying Ryanair is a false economy by now, they probably deserve what's coming to them.