p2pnet view P2P:- Oh dear. I’ve lost one reader and pissed off two others.
From the top, down …
I have been reading P2Pnet for quite a long time but I regret to say I will read it no longer.
I have noticed that for the past year or so you have gone off your self-defined track and into areas which should not, and do not, concern you or your readers. I am thinking of stories such as this one on Tyler Clementi.
P2pnet was once a site with value. It is now a site where sensationalism has taken over.
Tyler’s death sprang from the fact his private life was splashed online via Twitter, which is of direct relevance. But the story isn’t sensational. Nothing about it is exaggerated. And that’s a major part of the tragedy.
Support creators … buy their music
Jon, your solutions always ignore the rights of people who make the music in favor of those who want to steal it. If you keep driving the people that create music out of business… what will be left that you will want? Music on the internet is thriving on music that already exists … Soon, when you crave something new, there is be no one left to creative it for you … The thing nobody seems to realize is that truly gifted people who can make music people actually want are very few and far between … Keep stomping on creators ability to earn a living and the major losers will be consumers. Support creators … buy their music … and all the bullshit you have built this site will melt away … and, wouldn’t that be good for everyone … except you?
The mayhem already exists, thanks to the corporate movie and music studios. They’re thrashing around wildly, blindly trying one thing after another in their desperate bid to gain total control of how, when and by whom corporate ‘product’ is distributed online.
There’s no murder involved, although the lives of thousands of innocent people — including very young children — around the world have been permanently marked, if not actually destroyed, by Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music, and Disney, News Corp, Time Warner, Viacom, NBC Universal and Sony Pictures in the process.
Meanwhile, independent musicians continue to make music just as they’ve always done, and the cream continues to rise to the top, just as it’s always done.
Music is life.
Life is music.
Bidniz is bidniz.
Copyright now means phishing
Under The copyright extortion cottage industry, I say “‘Copyright now means phishing’, says a p2pnet Reader’s Write to yesterday’s story on one of the net’s newest copyright extortion firms, Gallant Macmillan. We say ‘one of’ because Mafia-like blackmail tactics ‘first popularised by Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music’s RIAA are creating a cottage industry for unscrupulous lawyers and the people who hire them’, said p2pnet recently. Legal extortion based on specious copyright claims is fast becoming established practice.”
That upset Ellie B. who in a comment post states >>>
I’m a lawyer and I like to think I’m scupulous, and every lawyer I know or work with is scrupulous.
Sites like this are one of the reasons the lies about lawyers are perpetuated.
I see you are being sued for online defamation not once, but twice.
I am not surprised.
All lawyers are lawyers, but they’re not all bottom-dwelling scum-suckers. Just some of them. And as Crosbie Fitch observes, “For a lawyer there is no right or wrong, just success or failure.”
Not only but also, as he says in a response to your RW >>>
If lawyers exhibit a lack of scruple in litigating and prosecuting unjust laws, and bring themselves into infamous disrepute as a consequence that’s their culpability and no-one else’s.
Enacting privileges to enable the famous to sue anyone who dares express a critical opinion or reveal the truth about them is yet another lack of scruple shown by corrupt legislators and handsomely lobbied politicians happy to legislate injustice as a means of preventing their deserved fall from grace.
You exhibit little scruple yourself in conflating “publishing another’s comment that links to allegedly defamatory material” as constituting defamation.
Legislators enact injustice. Lawyers unscrupulously execute it. Everyone else has to suffer the former, pay for the latter, and waste time and effort clearing up the mess. All lawyers must deny this.
“They must either avoid mirrors or avoid the profession”, Crosbie adds.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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