Wednesday, January 18, 2012
So apparently the Congresscritters are trying to pass some kind of MPAA-Murdoch-COC-backed acronym, which has annoyed the internet. I admit I am sort of enjoying it as the old media and the well-capitalized but fundamentally fuddyduddy Chamber discover that oh shit Google is a thing now, but I've got to cop to having no real rooting interest in this payperview cagematch between a bunch of corporate behemoths . . . I guess if you are some kind of liberalprogressive or something you think that Rupert Murdoch is the most evil man in history; meanwhile the Googbook goes right on downloading your brain into its world-devouring personality emulator; copyright does suck, but Total Information is pretty fucking terrifying, and I say this as a person who willfully passes a fair amount of time on the internet.
But look. I am all for the idea that information wants to be free, but youknowmaybe that doesn't just mean free of charge. To consign oneself to a world in which movie downloads are available from eurotorrents while one's entire brain is turned into a proprietary algorithm is a little, um, disheartening. Lemme axe you, which do you think is a bigger infringement on your human liberty, Universal's copyrights, or Google's patents?