Even "dumb" animals like dogs have a concept of property.
No, "dumb" animals have an instinct to control that which they can through the threat of violence. There is no proof that there is any sense of ownership, simply that they guard certain resources through violence and aggression. If you want to follow in the foot steps on animals then what's mine is anything I can take, and if I have to kill you to get it, then so be it. I don't think you want to live in a world that has animal instinct based concepts on property, unless you believe you are the most powerful person on the planet.
The problem is - unless you've developed some psychic powers - you never know when someone might want to use their stuff. Just because they don't want to use it now, doesn't mean they won't want to five minutes from now.
There is no need to know when someone might want to use it, all that matters is that they are not currently using it. Because by nature, it's not "their stuff", it's just stuff their for them to use, or theirs to restrict others use through threat of violence.
Take away the threat of violence and property has no meaning beyond current use.
It's funny to hear people say "equal" with respect to socialism. Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory and enforced by people with guns.
Sadly Neo-Libertarians and other supporters of capitalism often forget that without the threat of violence there is not right to property. In a society without the threat of violence collectivism becomes the norm. It's a very simple experiment, just imagine a world where all people agree to take no violent action against another (that is no violence by one person against another person). What you find out is that once there is no threat of violence there is no stopping someone from using anything not currently in use by another person. I need not any violence to walk onto property not currently occupied. I need no violence to operate a vehicle not currently occupied. I need no violence to enjoy produce not currently being consumed. On the flip side, violence, or the threat there of, is needed to stop me from those things.
A big difference between porn and cleaning toilets is the lasting efffects. I know of porn stars who later committed suicide
Ah yes, because we all know, people that clean toilets never commit suicide, and certainly not because they regretted the choices they made in life that led them to cleaning toilets.
If we, as a culture (yes I'm talking about the repressed conservative US citizens) did not view human sexuality as shameful, maybe there would be a lot less issue with suicide among adult film stars. What is it they say here on slashdot? Correlation does not equal causation.
I like the idea someone suggested above. Don't enforce copyright on porn. If people want to do it as a hobby then fine, but remove the profit motive.
Can we do this for everything that some sub culture finds objectionable, like Rock Music, Scientific Research, Harry Potter, etc.? Seriously just because you don't like it does not mean that it should be treated any different than any other form of art you don't personally like. Though I would bet that you only want it to be free so you can stop paying for it.
Actually the request is not to ban spam filters, it is to ban carriers from applying filters which filter out speech the carrier chooses. This is not a request to prohibit individuals, or carriers on the behalf of individuals, from filtering out speech which the individual does not wish to receive. Blocking spam by the carrier of the carriers choice, is equivalent to blocking phone calls from a specific number by the carriers choice, which they are regulated not to be able to.
I hate spam texts as much as anyone else, but the argument being made in the filing is sound. The filling is not saying that you have to read or even receive his speech, only that the common carrier can not block his speech without your explicit request.
Can you imagine if that money had remained in the wallets of the taxpayers that earned it?
Isn't that exactly what the parent post said?