Which brings up something I've been wondering about...
Who EXACTLY are the individuals pushing for this kind of stuff?
And why are they, their families, or "the help", allowed to buy food?
How many DVD-rippers, youtubers, and i-slaves get screwed by them, and then sell them a twinkie?
Many movements go after C-level executives over things their corps do,,,
Why haven't we in the common sense copyright group done so?
(As far as I can tell and as far as I care, according to the constitution and founding fathers, "common sense copyright" is 28 years from creation; hard limit, no extension, no transfers)... and yes, I am an artist (painter and musician).
You can say that things have changed since the 18th century, and this is true.
But the RIAA/MPAA/ringtoneAA/FartInTheKeyOfA-AA are out there trying to kill us.
That sounds extreme, but look at what kind of "damages" they ask for at trial.
Ask yourself, how is what they ask for in ANY way reasonable for an individual.
Truthfully, how different is a RI/MP-AA lawsuit different from someone trying to stab you in the neck?
And why should you be in any way limited from responding in kind to such a threat?
Sorry, but this kind of thing really gets my blood burning.
No one is out there pushing anything I've done but me.
If I don't get my art out there, it's no ones fault but my own.
If I can't sell it because people think it sucks; then I either need to find people who like bad art, adjust my marketing, or do better.
I can't just walk over to my congress-critter's office and demand that he make people buy my crap, nor should I be able to.