Well as I read my weekly journal "Information Week" published by the Hi-Tech publisher CMP and short excerpt in the "News Scan" column a sections called: 'Download music, kill your pc?'
Let me retype what it says for you to read:
"The chairman of the senate Judiciary Committee, Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, last week said he's interested in exploring ways to damage computers used to illegally swap song and movie files. The comments came during a hearing on copyright abuse. Hatch said he'd like the private sector to develop ways to disrupt file swappers without hurting their systems, but if that can't be done then he'd be in favor of destroying their computers."
Everyone should really read this article about how RIAA will be suing individual "file-swappers, or traffickers" (don't you like that use of "Traffickers" like were Columbian drug lords!) with damages and loss of profits. Read that article here.
Who is Orrin Hatch? Who is RIAA? Who made them Gods? These people who are pushing this copyright issue are not focused on more important matters that should take their attention. Forget about the millionaires; forget about Metallica and all of their cronies. Let's consider for a moment all the people who got robbed from "big-business" collapses/conspiracies like Enron, and Worldcomm - companies that we all know stole countless dollars, and then left the commoners, their own employees, in the cold! Which is more important here - the wellbeing of individuals and their families who have lost their jobs, income, and life savings, or a multi-million dollar corporation along with their multi-millionaire members complaining about a them suffering a tiny loss in profits?
What does RIAA expect to do with these multi-hundred thousands (if not million) dollar law suits against the common working man? Don't you think its kind of unfair and unjust that RIAA can afford to pay their team of a lawyers, which is most certainly a whole law firm fully equipped with Johnny-Cochran-wannabes $3,000/hour to take on these common folk? How is the common man supposed to defend him self with his average, lawyer against a multi-million dollar backed, money-hungry law team? What does RIAA think they will get from these people if they win? Money? That's doubtful. But isn't it funny how they will not sue you if you give a public apology, and in writing and then sign an affidavit swearing that you will never be involved into illegal copyrighted music.
RIAA itself is immature to think that they can beat the world in this activity. The government better be ready for the backlash of their decisions from PC owners if they allow for the use malware(s) to intentionally damage a personal computer. Since when was destruction of property legal? Since when did they think it could hold up in the Supreme Court? Does anyone else think that RIAA is lobbying these senators with bribe offers such as the great Yankee dollar? Maybe so because honestly, who else would give two cents about this subject.
I see things this way:
- More than half the world is starving right now. - More than 1/4 of the world is engaged in some war, civil or other. - More than 1/2 the populations of some countries have unemployment rates of 80% or more.
So in turn consider these points:
- Why is RIAA fighting the way the future? - Why are they engaging in this endless battle? - Why doesn't RIAA, instead of being half-brained and narrow-minded, learn to profit from the evolving technology instead of punishing every individual out there with a lawsuit?
Who knows - greed makes people do stupid things.
Tell me what you think. -- punk0mi