The comment quality always seems way lower on copyright articles. For every 10 decent comments, you have 90 apparent propaganda posts. Regular slashdot articles have much better quality comments from a wide variety of posters. These fake comments tend to go over the top and double down on RIAA philosophy. They push horrible ideas the MAFIAA would never dare say publicly.
These muppet comments also quote the supposed pro-piracy bias. If this article was any indication, the Slashdot community are 90% MAFIAA muppets. I know that's not the real story. If you counted only posts from real posters, that would tell a different story. Among American adults, about 50% are pro piracy. 70% of the younger generation is pro piracy. The slashdot community is bound to be higher.
I can't answer every inane argument I saw here without an essay, so I'm gonna pick a common one. Anti piracy activists love to argue from free enterprise. It goes something like this: "Thou shalt be free to buy or sell music at a mutually agreed price. Thou shalt not download anything if there is no transaction." This argument assumes intellectual property should be respected and protected. Sorry to break it to you, but I'm not interested in preserving a privileged class of entertainers, especially not on the backs of the shrinking middle class and growing lower class. I can obtain my music with free enterprise, for free. After my friend Charlie pays for an album, I engage in a free enterprise transaction with him. I do not require the services or consent of the original merchant for this transaction. I am not bound by the terms Charlie agreed to. If Charlie breaks some agreement between himself and the merchant, that is not my problem. If this ruins the merchants business model, also not my problem.
In short, I have the natural right to download whatever I want, whenever I want. My natural rights overrule the current corrupt legal system. You will get my "illegal files" when you pry them from my cold, dead hard drive.
The good news is that if MAFIAA feel the need to disrupt our public forum with their drivel, they must be scared. In fact, all of the 1% is scared of "one man, one vote" for different reasons. This greedy, petulant, aristocratic concept of 'intellectual property' is on its way to history's dustbin.