StingingVelvet wrote on Apr 11, 2012, 16:21:
ASeven wrote on Apr 11, 2012, 14:41:
That kind of idiotic shit, making up fake data without any evidence whatsoever, turns you into a fucking apologist. Want to gain respect from everyone here? Stop making shit up to defend a decaying industry, it's that simple.
And the people on the other side aren't doing the same exact thing, disregarding piracy and acting like it's not a big deal so that the companies always look wrong?
Everyone has a fucking agenda. Everyone.
Shame that the rare reliable studies that do exist on piracy point in the direction of non-commercial piracy not being as bad as people paint it. And the studies the governments made point that the studies entertainment businesses make are deeply flawed, like that US govt report. And there's nothing more other than corporate bullshit and propaganda that was debunked by the US govt in that report.
Though you saying everyone has an agenda is hilarious since you did say earlier in this thread that the internet should be regulated by laws to fight piracy. Once someone says such enormous aberration out of their mouths anything else they may say on the current discussion is rendered moot and worthless. The whole internet didn't fight SOPA and PIPA and now ACTA just because they were in a mood.
Regulations are to be made carefully. Regulations made with the help of corporations to end a problem that only affects corporations anyway (piracy does not affect or negatively impact, not much anyway, governments) is not good. Those problems should be solved by the corporations themselves without turning governments into their private police, it is a private crime, not a public one, at least non-commercial, individual piracy is.
So I'm sorry but anyone with a clear agenda here is you and people like Beamer and Krovven and the likes.
EDIT: And here's my agenda: I'm pro-consumer in these days where laws are clearly anti-consumer and pro-corporations. I will fight against anything that impacts consumers in terrible ways. Regulating the internet and hence free speech, since SOPA was pretty much using piracy as an excuse to destroy innovation, free speech and competition of the big corps, is something I will fight against and will be 100% opposed.