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en102
Canadian, eh?

join:2001-01-26
Valencia, CA
reply to jhboricua

Re: It's the market, unfortunately

Business and morality do not go hand in hand.

Businesses are out there to make money/profit.
Morality requires a conscience.
Businesses require keeping an eye on the bottom line - conscience can get in the way.
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Canada = Hollywood North



jhboricua
ExMod 2000-01
join:2000-06-06
Minneapolis, MN

Ah, and yet these same people that believe in profit at any cost, and other that supports their practices are quick to chastice the morality of those who, for example, download copyrighted material by using P2P applications.

If they lack the morality to charge ridiculous fees, how can they question the morality of those who won't play their game?
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"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." - Albert Einstein
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nasadude

join:2001-10-05
Rockville, MD
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reply to en102

that's an unfortunate and true fact - and is why it is necessary sometimes for the government to become the conscience.

without either an internal or external conscience we get industries like telecom, where their greed and lack of concern for their country has resulted in a broadband market that is years behind the rest of the developed world, or the content industry, whose lawsuits and bullying have stifled untold creativity and created misery for innocent people.

the free market extremists don't believe in any government regulation or intervention, unless it is of course regulation or intervention that helps industry - does the oil industry really need tax breaks? should congress be passing laws that help the content industry prop up their obsolete business model?



en102
Canadian, eh?

join:2001-01-26
Valencia, CA
reply to jhboricua

That's why they have legality through contracts/service agreements bought for by lobbiests and lawyers.
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Canada = Hollywood North