OK, So Tell Me This
I was waiting for this, so let me guess a day in Parlament with the Pirate Party at the podium...
PP: We want free downloads for movies that cost industry millions of dollars! We have a right to this!!!
Parlament: Later, let us first address how to keep the East Side Poor Kitchen open with a limited budget. How do you propose to do this?
PP: With free downloads for movies! It is the only way! Freedom to the people! We deserve freedom to view other people's hard work and dedication, they want us to have it!
P: But the poor? How will they eat?
PP: Free popcorn for the free downloads!
P: And the jobless?
PP: They can run internet cafes for the free downloads!
P: Arent they jobless because the company they worked for didnt get the royalties due for the films they published because of free downloads?
PP: YES YES...ITS PROOF OF GREEDY CAPITALIST PIGS! SEE! SEE! IF EVERYTHING WERE FREE WE WOULDN'T BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION!
Because some twit is upset that the government stepped in and said you gotta pay for what you get is not the basis for a political party. What's the answer to peace? Free downloads! What's the answer to poverty? Free downloads!
I sort of wish I were the prosecutor at the Pirate trial, my attack would have been short and sweet:
Me: Sooooo, everyone has a right to everyone else's intellectual property is what you are saying?
Them: Everyone has a right to enjoy and use intellectual property without the feeding of glutenous pigs who make millions off the poor and unsuspecting...
Me: Well put...say, you have quite a web site there.
Them: (smiling) ...we did put alot of work into it.
Me: (smiling back) ...very nice, well structured, no troubles on the technical side?
Them: None, we are the thing these days...
Me: Nice, give me your code and your database structures, I want to open a site like it.
Them: (astonished then brash)...do your own, it took us a long time to get it that way...
Me: (astonished back)...oh, alot of work, long hours, time and money spent?
Me: but according to you, that doesn't matter, it's intellectual property and should be shared amongst the masses....FREE OF COST....CODE AND ALL....