Downloading is not theft!

Taking something without paying is stealing.” –imthesponge (621107) writes: on Friday May 28, @07:25PM (#32383976)

And the excellent response by Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) writes: on Friday May 28, @07:43PM (#32384206)
Then hollywood and all the other publishers are the biggest thieves in the world.
Why? Because of retroactive copyright extensions.
Because of those extensions the publishers have stolen millions of works from the public domain.
Works that were created and released under very specific copyright terms that guaranteed their release into the public domain.
If they didn’t agree to those terms, they should never have published in the first place.
But instead, they hired lobbyists to steal all of those works from every single citizen.
That is theft on a scale hundreds of thousands of times greater than ‘internet piracy’ could ever achieve, even if every single citizen pirated everything they ever watched.


So if you want to talk about stealing you should be focusing on the biggest thieves in the world bar none not these piddly little downloaders.

I agree 100%.

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You Know You’re From Idaho When…

Here is some of my top picks from this page. .. all true in Idaho!

  • When the sun goes down you start looking for your coat.
  • You leave your keys in the car and the next morning it’s still there.
  • You installed your new computer using a Leatherman tool.
  • You hear the words “stream” or “brook” pronounced “crick”.
  • You’ve broken down on the highway and somebody stops to help you.
  • Your back yard smells like sagebrush or various animals.
  • You slept through the night unawakened by a siren.
  • You can fish, golf, and go skiing all in the same day if you try hard enough.
  • You talk about a combine and people don’t wonder what you are putting together.
  • Maps and gloves are kept in your vehicle’s “jocky box”.

I do love living in Idaho !