reply to REITOwner
Re: Take this analogy further
said by REITOwner :Agreed--like rradina's, your analogy is easy to extend because the issues are so clear-cut. The intellectual-property racketeers have crossed the line and left it far, far behind.
Let's take this analogy further.....
I am an investor/owner of several dozen strip malls and shopping centers... I would have to hire a team of investigators and experts who....would have to continually check on the tenants...!
For decades, an underground network of tape-traders operated via the mails, exchanging bootlegged recordings from coast to coast. And for decades, the burden rightly lay with copyright owners to collect evidence sufficient to warrant a court order--in response to which the parcel services would rightly cooperate in full.
The thought of compelling the delivery services into examining every package for bootlegged recordings is patently preposterous, and would have outraged anyone within earshot of the idea--never mind that it would all take place without judicial oversight.
That a legitimate service can be coerced into invading the privacy of its own customers is simply not consistent with First World values. Moreover, the extortionists exert a destabilising effect on commerce, as there can be no confidence without accountability.