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Old 01-19-2012, 04:11 PM  
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:29 PM  
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I think we should go back to the days of 35mm, Super 8, vinyl records and paperback novels.
Piracy was not so much of a problem back then.
But wait.......







































Who was it that foisted all these new and easily pirated technologies on us?
None other than the same industries now pumping PIPA and SOPA.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:05 PM  
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What is the difference between you buying a movie and letting me watch it and a library buying a movie and loaning it out?
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:41 PM  
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And there you have it in a nutshell.

All the SOPA and PIPA proponents where only too happy to find newer and cheaper ways of getting their product to market in the past. They just didn't have the foresight to see what those new technologies that they were promoting and developing would do to their intellectual property rights.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:35 PM  
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What is the difference between you buying a movie and letting me watch it and a library buying a movie and loaning it out?
Nothing.

They tried to stop piracy by moving to harder to replicate formats, but where there is a will there's a way.
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