Thursday, May 26, 2005

Someone needs to...

Someone needs to sue the government for illegally blocking the flow of information, and therefore stomping on our first amendment rights. While I do not condone the theft of intellectual property, the conversation about P2P networks and file-sharing too often revolves around the idea that the majority of files are copyrighted. However, if you could demonstrate that a large amount of digital information that is shared is public domain and protected by the first amendment, then the RIAA and the MPAA would have to fight copyright battles with less draconian measures.

I have downloaded some files illegally in the past, but an enormous chunk of my downloads were public domain works like old blues, live concerts, etc. And when you curtail my right to listen to those, you violate mine and the artist's rights.

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