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|Comments on news posted 2008-12-19 09:10:17: The Wall Street Journal this morning reports that the RIAA will be abandoning their strategy of filing mass lawsuits against P2P users, a plan that has targeted some 35,000 people since 2003. .. |
Ann Arbor, MI
electricity So let me get this straight -- It's 1984, and your friend comes over with, unbeknownst to you, a stolen boom box. Is an effective remedy to the problem of stolen boomboxes the cutting off of electricity to your house? And making it so you can't switch to another electricity provider? (if such an option were to exist).
These *AA organizations are not doing anyone a favor - they are doing a disservice to the artists and the creative talent they supposedly represent. Unless, of course, that creative talent is involved in the making of advertisements.
Let's advertise, advertise, advertise -- put it on sale, on sale, on sale. Let's lower the interest rates. Buy! Buy! Buy!.
And you wonder why everyone has mountains of credit card debt, and how the bottom of our "manufactured" free market system falls out so easily.
We don't buy stuff we NEED, we buy stuff we DON'T need. Then we don't have money to buy the stuff we need. Meanwhile, our not-so-creative talent just keeps pumping out the ads and the ISPs now want to be TV providers (advertising providers), and we're STILL trying to "get this economy moving".
You get the economy moving in a healty direction long-term by looking at what you NEED. And then, those businesses that provide us with what we NEED (e.g. Netflix) will prosper. Piracy filters! 75% off! Buy 'em while they're hot! Bonus special gift: no lawsuits!
We don't NEED piracy filters. We need more companies like Netflix.