Whereas I agree artists deserve to be paid for their work, I dislike the approach people are taking. We're effectively giving the MPAA and the RIAA the ability to run a secret police and damage the internet in the process. I agree piracy is an issue, but so is the length of copyright, and even the length of some ridiculous patents (17 years).
As far as I'm concerned, artists shouldn't be allowed to bank on something for 75 years after their death. If you can't contribute something to the world once a generation or so, it should suck to be you.
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