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|11-16-2007 11:29 AM|
I'd read a print-out of the author's pages and am just getting to this now.
First, its pretty tangential to my bitch about kids knowingly breaking the law and then bitching about being punished for it. And these articles still fail to really address that.
The reality is that music is a copyrighted product, at least under law, like it or not. So, this quote I pulled from another guy's post applies (and was directly related to the music downloading issue):
I will retract an incorrectly used word I made before, which is "theft". I'm not sure that's the correct use of the term wrt copyrighted materials and I've seen some pretty lengthy arguments about the use of it. But the point is that if an artist of any kind wants to be paid for use of his work in any fashion, he has the legal right to require it or legally go after those who don't.
Incidentally, I thought this was a bit of a surprise statement on the music downloading issue.
EDIT: Oh, yeah, and these blogs look to me to be quite driven by criminal law, not civil. Very different and not very comparable. Companies do not have to please voters, only customers.
|10-16-2007 11:46 AM|
"Antidepressants and anxiety treatments aren't cheap: A fancy drug like Wellbutrin can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,400 a year. These drugs also require access to a sympathetic doctor who will issue a prescription. That's why, generally speaking, the new legalization program is for better-off Americans. As the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University reports, rich people tend to abuse prescription drugs, while poorer Americans tend to self-medicate with old-fashioned illegal drugs or just get drunk."
Yeah, I've noticed that.
That has always bothered me, and I think it's bs that it happens that way.
not finished reading it yet though..
|10-16-2007 08:55 AM|
Hey kanwisch, its like they read my mind
A neat sum up what we've been talking about lately, written better than anything I could put together.
Talks about copyrights, pornography, and drug legalization. Doesnt really touch traffic laws except in brief mention.