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Comment Re:Darknets (Score 5, Insightful) 310

"We do our utmost to provide the public with the best possible service, and to act professionally and courteously at all times."

I beg to disagree with you. Have you read the nonsense on that replacement web page?

"... were stolen from the artists" - nothing was stolen. The authors and publishers still have possession of their property. They were only deprived of profits they had not yet earned. That is not a proper thing to do, but it is also not stealing. Change the text to read "were being distributed without the owners' permission".

"As a result of ... young, emerging artists may have had their careers damaged. If you have ... you will have damaged the future of the music industry." - The publishers have done far more to ruin or hinder the careers of young emerging artists than any illegal downloaders could have caused. Aim your sites in the right direction please.

Most of the Internet community already understand this. You apparently do not or do not want to. Do your credibility a favor and reword that page.

Comment Re:Life Adapts (Score 1) 745

"Enough time" may be a very, very long time and if intelligent species develop at all, one of them will have to be the first one. That may be us and not enough time has passed for the next one.

The two most common things in the Universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison