Just read this quote on IMDB, from our favorite comedian, Janeane Garofalo:
“You know what is good about these Dixie Chicks burnings or bashings? It’s a wonderful, wonderful way for really stupid people to hook up. They meet, they throw some things on the fire, they talk about Vin Diesel, they tell stories about who their favorite Fox anchor is, they exchange phone numbers and in some cases has led to marriages.”
I can’t believe it, but it sure is happening:
Scott Peterson’s defense team is actually claiming that Laci’s “real killers” are out there somewhere, planning more vicious murders of innocent pregnant women.
Why would these killers be doing this, you may ask? Oh, easy: they’re satanists.
I guess the scientific rigor that robbed satanic ritual child abuse of all credibility wasn’t enough. Now they’re going to take it to court.
Software Bullet Is Sought to Kill Musical Piracy
It seems to me that allowing the record industry to sabotage the computers of people illegally downloading music is akin to allowing record stores to take shoplifters’ car keys.
The article linked above doesn’t say that the record industry is going in that direction, but I can see it happening.
Wouldn’t it be more appropriate for the recording industry to introduce viruses and worms that seek out MP3s with specific file names (file names that correspond to the particular record company’s holdings) and delete them? It’s still not legal, and it’s definitely not very nice, but it’s a start.
Since most MP3ers backup their music to CD, that would only be a temporary solution.
Hell, it’s just an idea. Get off my back!