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Isn't it better to cause several smaller controlled crashes, releasing the energy and thus slowing a car, than one huge one where the energy is released in one go, especially if the crash was inevitable? After all the energy is already built up in the momentum of the car, crashing it gently doesn't PUT that energy there. Obviously, not all cars will crash but if we release the energy in cars with small controlled crashes, where's the harm?......hmmm.....could do with work that one.
Well DUH, they aren't trying to stop piracy.
They are trying to stop easy, casual piracy being the norm. They are trying to knock down the biggest threats. It's a perfectly rational response to the situation whether you agree with it or not. They might be idiots but they're not stupid.
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