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Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

20 thoughts on “THE DARK SIDE OF FREEDOM

  1. And just when you think that politicians couldn’t get any more insane here in the States . . .

    Looks like there is some fast and furious backpedaling going on up in DC tonight.


  2. I can see it. Just thought I’d come in from the dark with that.


  3. it’s not going through as written. the people made noise. it’ll be re-written, most likely, and there will still be noise…


    • Pleased to know it’s been scaled down. I still think they need a different approach, but what? Reducing production costs would be a start. The “entertainment” industry has a lot of middle men.


  4. A picture DOES tell a story. Great! Where’s George Orwell when you need him?


    • There is a certain irony in that the great surge of affordable music playing devices, which, initially, led to increased legitimate sales, is now a major factor in piracy.Smaller, cheaper, easier. Even the Indie sector gets ripped-off.
      The Great Capitalist Way?


  5. I said this in another comments section. The corporations have a point. Their shit is being stolen and its got to stop! SOPA isn’t the answer but they deserve to have their livelihoods protected. I, as always, have no answers.


    • Not sure that anyone has answers, yet, UB. But I am emphatically against blacklisting people who have not been proven guilty(or even suspected!) of a crime. That smells too much like Joe McCarthy.
      I could link to a Youtube clip or a blog post and suddenly find my piffling little blog shut down. Besides, black-outs would seriously hurt the millions who rely on internet access in their livelihoods.
      I’ve been on the sharp end of the copyright stick (pre-internet days) and had to walk away because I couldn’t afford to fight. So, yes, do something to protect the honest living.The *something* will take a lot of clever thinking.


  6. Yes yes yes. Thank you for posting this.


  7. Now, let us bow our heads and solemnly swear to no longer ‘think’.


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