Originally Posted by axs1
The internet is now center stage for a massive war of the minds and a war over who controls the internet itself. To me it seems like Crisso and his klan, downplay this aspect when discussing this issue. The problem for me is when the issue of what to do about illegal file sharing becomes simply a question of being forced to choose between copyright and loss of freedom of choice, freedom of privacy and opening a whole can of worms in the process.
Seriously man, you are beyond naive.
The entertainment industry is a tiny pimple on piracy's bum compared to big tech. As was ably demonstrated during the anti SOPA campaign.
The entertainment industry has no plans to curtail your privacy.
Meanwhile, the tech industries have seemingly succeeded in diverting your attention towards 'evil labels' and away from their own sordid practices.
Your privacy is already hugely compromised by the internet.
Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple all have embedded software to track your every move geographically, and track your movements on the internet.
If you search for alcohol rehabilitation or abortion clinics using Google, the next time you visit google, even to search for local pizza parlours, you'll find pop-up ads for alcohol and abortion clinics.
The social media, like Twitter and Google already censor web content to suit local host countries like China. Do they do that because they are more passionate about freedoms than the entertainment industry? No they do it because they are most passionate about big profits, and will do just about anything to be a powerful force in every country on the planet, no matter what the norms of freedom of speech are in those countries.
Stop worrying about the fate of a few pirates, and start looking at the real
issue of freedom and piracy, as threatened by big money tech companies.... today
.... not in some mythical future.
PS: I'm totally concerned about freedom and privacy, which is why I don't have Facebook, Twitter or MySpace accounts.