All these anti-piracy efforts are predicated on the notion that piracy is bad, and that copyright is the only way or the only fair way artists can make a living.
If there are other ways for artists to make a decent living in a world where everything is copied freely, then you're completely right.
The thing you have the remember about the internet is that it is a country. It should have it's own governing body and rules
I would go for that, and I love the idea. The governments just don't agree.
You have a far better chance of catching them if you don't drive them underground.
If we were talking about fighting censorship, that would be a good point. But we're talking about law enforcement. Whether it's pirating or drug dealing, you can't let them carry out their business and bust them for it too. It's either legal or it's not.
Censorship shouldn't exist.
We're not talking about censorship; we're talking about law enforcement. In the US and probably a few other countries, there's a difference between the two.
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