Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G

We're From The Government And We're Here To Help You Resist Us

Gun rights advocates like to say, "We don't need more gun laws, we need to enforce the ones already on the books."

I mention this because I'm about to use that argument to stick a fork in SOPA, ACTA, DMCA, and all these other "copyright protection" laws that are just anti-competitive weapons in disguise.

Last week, the government shut down Megaupload for hosting pirated material.

Today, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, the feds shut down 16 sports piracy websites that hosted or streamed content from sports leagues and cable stations.  Nine of them were run by a single guy in Michigan.

Notice that the government was able to identify, track, and take legal action against these places WITHOUT SOPA, ACTA, DMCA, OR ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS!

So to those of you saying we need these new draconian laws that will do nothing but create protected markets  -- no we don't.

Thank you, and God bless.
Tags: computers, did not do the research, digital rights, don't say i didn't warn you, drm, haven't we suffered enough, important life lessons, news, technology is a beautiful thing
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