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You will never kill film piracy, and it will never kill you

That’s the message to Hollywood from those crazed radicals at Forbes, who clearly think Hollywood is running on empty, greedy, and filled with dinosaurs who refuse to change. I completely agree.

I believe in paying money for products that earn it. I do not believe in a pricing and distribution model that still thinks it’s 1998. And I really don’t believe in censoring the internet so that studio and label executives can add a few more millions onto their already enormous money pile.

Treat your customers with respect, and they’ll do the same to you. And that is how you fight piracy.

Hollywood’s plan to impose ACTA on Europe is blowing up in their faces.

Europe rises up against ACTA – Politicians protest in Anonymous masks

European politicians protest ACTA with Anonymous masks

Wow, politicians with actual spines who aren’t openly and obviously bought and paid for. Can you imagine senators in the US doing this? They’d have to clear it with their corporate ‘contributors’ first, no doubt. Meanwhile, that fighting progressive, Sen. Al Franken, appears to be a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood Corp.

Techdirt

Poland’s prime minister is making it clear that Poland will not ratify ACTA for the time being, leading to speculation that the EU may not actually join ACTA.

If Europe doesn’t join ACTA, it’ll be another well-deserved kick in the teeth to Hollywood (and the US political class.)

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