“Insight” by TechDirt
I really shouldn’t Google myself with a mouthful of coffee because spit-takes are bad for computers. Until this morning, I had no idea that a guest post I wrote back in June inspired the top-ranked offering TechDirt considered among the “funniest and most insightful comments of the week.” But I have to agree with Mike Masnick that, when it comes to both humor and insight, the following does indeed represent the paragon to be found on his blog:
*walks up to the podium, a small amount of feedback echoes across the loudspeakers* Mr. Newhoff, on behalf of “My People”… GO FUCK YOURSELF. I’d say something eloquent, but GO FUCK YOURSELF says so much more. How DARE you try to equate copyright with the discrimination “My People” face on a daily fucking basis. How dare you try to frame your pathetic argument that the bad people are stealing from you when my people are regularly discriminated against, beaten, and murdered. Fuck you, Fuck your shilling, Fuck the lobbyist asswipes you shill for. As soon as I can get married and not have to keep looking over my shoulder wondering if this might be the next bigoted asshole to beat the shit out of me we can discuss copyright. Until then… GO FUCK YOURSELF. *drops microphone and walks off stage*
This insightful and funny commenter, Anonymous Coward, was responding to a poor interpretation of this piece I had written on what I perceive as a preposterous assertion that copyright is antithetical to free speech. It’s not clear whether or not Mr. Coward actually read my post or only read Tim Geigner’s purposely inflammatory response to it, but it is certainly my opinion that nobody is reading very carefully over there. I leave it to you to decide.
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