More file sharing comments

September 26, 2003 at 12:44 am | Posted in Politics, Rants | Leave a comment

My biggest pet peeve is hypocrisy, and an excellent article by Orson Scott Card resonates with my current feelings towards the music industry cartel and their treatment of their customers.

I believe that copyright law is corrupt and does not serve the public interest – therefore, the only solution is to change the law. Activities such as file-sharing should be considered forms of civil disobedience; the offenders are violating unjust laws and must be prepared to pay the price.

The only question is whether there are enough members in our society to pay such a price. Many did during the fight for civil rights; one can hope that enough outrage and publicity will cause the general population to turn against corporate pirates such as the RIAA the same way they did against racists and segregationists.

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