Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jurisprudence and Imaginary Property Law

Just because the RIAA is able to buy its way into congress doesn't mean that the laws it writes are not subject to jurisprudence.

I believe in the rule of law and do not give 'god-like' status to the government in my mind, or in my obedience to it.

Truth is not a democracy.

The content industry has spread lies and fears based on dubious hypotheticals. Now that it turns out that either they were totally talking out their ass, or had an ulterior motive. This should challenge the system to change, as it is an obligation of politicians and people of a republic.

But given that these multi-billion dollar companies likely didn't get where they are by being stupid, looking at the "real" threat of of a healthy commons, and recognizing the roots of the constitution where it says, "Congress shall have the power to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries", and compare it to what is going on in our legal system today...

...there are people that are very angry. And they should be.

p.s. oh yeah, so don't be surprised if this means there are a few people out there tired of listening to your ramblings and ignoring them, no matter where you manage to get it written. While this may be of limited concern to the MPAA/RIAA's of the world, the government should be wise to the large and growing number of people that are willing to invalidate your laws for you; it is not a problem that is going to be solved through violence or incarceration. You can try, but you can't stop ideas: There will be reform, or there will be revolution.

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