Suppa7 wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 20:09:
The average person is so stupid, historically illiterate and uninformed they've been basically giving away their rights to own their own culture they pay for, for 100+ years.
If anything we are subsidizing big business, too many people would rather be good little peons.
I'd rather see more of our rights restored. We can't get shit like this:
... because most gamers are such bent over little anti-intellectual slaves.
Copyright extension act - assrapping us all
Why the hell would you not want more of things like Freespace 2 scp? Open source code for old games so we can modify them and updat them? Where might freespace 2, mechwarrior 2, and warcraft 2 and 3 be if we had the source to these old games?
The above old games outside of those ones whos source we have are frozen in time, they can't be updated by fans. It's a tragedy.
Just a few problems with your argument.
1. Yes, copyright is badly broken, but even if it were fixed it would not allow wholesale copying of days-old, weeks-old, or even months-old games.
2. Yes, our rights are eroding, and we're becoming (in the USA if not most of the world) and corporate oligarchy. The solution to this however, is not to break the law. We have yet to make a serious attempt at changing the system from within. Get involved. Back a candidate. There is only one serious candidate for president who opposes the pro-corporate slant (at the expense of the citizenry) our country has been moving toward for the past several decades. Donate and campaign. Put your money where your mouth is.
Also, "assrapping?" Can you name some rappers?
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