Originally Posted by Arthur Stone
It is ignorance that perpetuates the infringement; similarly, ignorance of the origin and production of life's necessities breeds unsustainable dependency.
Which is why college students are probably the most infringing demographic group in the world?
The reason that people infringe is GREED, pure and simple. And the reason that Google aids and abets this infringement is likewise GREED, pure and simple.
Google likes to put on a front with their "Don't be evil" slogans and posturing, but the reality is that Google is just as amoral and evil as any other large corporation - they do what's best for Google, regardless of how they try to spin it. Sure, they do a lot of things that are great. They also do a lot of things that are vile. Just like every other big tech company.
If ignorance is the root of infringement, does that make Google, as a major facilitator of that infringement, ignorant? HMmm?
My point is that the issue isn't confined to copyright infringement; an analysis of the common denominators might lead to a workable solution, one that accounts for human nature.
There is a workable solution and we've had it all along - enforcement of the copyright laws and compulsory compliance with copyright legislation on the part of facilitating companies such as Google (and other search engines) and ISPs.
Coddling infringers and facilitators is counter-productive.
one that accounts for human nature.
The facet of "human nature" that is pertinent to the problem is the humans are generally greedy, self-interested animals, and need to be threatened with some sort of dire consequences to do the right thing when doing the right thing conflicts with that self interest.