I may download Harry Potter from someone who legally purchased a copy.
Would it be immoral for a library to lend a book out to more than one person at a time if it were possible? On the contrary, libraries would better serve their purpose.
It's not a traffic circle without a million dollar island complete with shrubbery.
If there's money to be made from Harry Potter, then J. K. Rowling should get it, but there shouldn't be any right that money can be made from Harry Potter.
Selling Harry Potter without giving Rowling her cut is immoral, but free copying of Harry Potter, not so much. What's the moral difference between reading a torrented ebook of Harry Potter and checking it out of the library?
I used to think the same as you, but then I learned assembly.
Those who think seriously about carbon policy agree with you. I suspect offsets are preferred precisely because they give some folks an opportunity to leach off the system. This article confirms what many feared, that they also wouldn't work.
Do these people control the Hugos? What am I missing here?
Kickstarter was a scam from the beginning. It shouldn't take Star Citizen to realize that, though I notice it's still taking millions.
So you're saying that once it became clear she is a horrible person, the SJW crowd dropped her.
That's not really ironic. Presumably GP thinks the pain and misery caused would be worth it.
And cheating is probably the second oldest tradition.
Don't you think it's a bit childish to demand sexual fidelity from someone?
Please explain why the existence of a lesbian Thai troll necessitates a movement to win the Hugo back from progressive sci-fi culture.
It is silly, but that's what it is. I'm not sure why there's a conflation, whether the misogynists labelled themselves as MRA or whether their opponents did.
The shifting of the meaning of labels is natural, and also a common and effective political tactic.
You can see this coming from the other side, too. Some posters up thread conflate the celebration of diversity at the Hugo awards with the "Yes means Yes" crowd.
I don't understand the mindset that can't accept the fact that science fiction encompasses more people, more ideas and a wider audience than first presumed. It's antithetical to the precepts of the genre.
As an old white guy who grew up on Heinlein and Silverberg and Asimov and Niven and Pohl, it's been proved for decades that non-Anglo and female and gay authors offer something valuable and aren't just a side show. I don't know why anyone who calls themselves a science fiction fan would not want to celebrate that.
365 Days of drinking Lo-Cal beer. = 1 Lite-year