[Matroska-general] [Fwd: Porn]
steve.lhomme at free.fr
Mon Mar 21 22:47:11 CET 2005
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Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 15:55:16 -0500
Godwin's Law analog for porn and file-sharing
Ed Felten pithily observes a corollary to Godwin's Law (which says that
all online arguments end when someone gets compared to Hitler) for the
copyfight: "As a copyright policy discussion grows longer, the
probability of pornography being invoked approaches one. When the topic
of a copyright policy discussion switches to pornography, each side
suddenly adopts the other side's arguments."
Hollywood argues that filesharing will lead to a shortage of movies,
because nobody will make movies they can't sell. But when the topic
switches to pornographic movies, suddenly they start arguing that
filesharing increases the creation and availability of content.
Similarly, some P2P vendors who say they can't possibly filter or
block copyrighted content, suddenly decide, when the topic switches
to porn, that they can provide effective blocking.
robUx4 on blog <http://robux4.blogspot.com/>
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