Rationality – From AI to Zombies by Eliezer Yudkowsky

Rationality From AI to Zombies
by Eliezer Yudkowsky

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Why Do Copyright Monopolists Think They Can Just Take Somebody Else’s Work?

Copyright monopolists steal the fruit of MY labour!

Why Do Copyright Monopolists Think They Can Just Take Somebody Else’s Work? | TorrentFreak.

When I manufacture another copy of The Avengers using my own property and my own labor, copyright monopolists somehow believe they have a right to the fruits of my labor. I find that idea offensive and insulting.

— Rick Falkvinge, regular columnist on TorrentFreak and the founder of the Swedish and first Pirate Party, and former member of the European Parliment for the Pirate Partiet.

The Copyright industry – set to rule the world

Control of immaterial objects ALSO confers power – and maybe more so!

 

How The Copyright Industry Drives A Big Brother Dystopia

excerpts: They are pushing for laws that introduce identifiability, even for historic records… This is data that used to be absolutely forbidden to store for privacy reasons. The copyright industry has managed to flip that from “forbidden” to “mandatory”.

They are pushing for laws that introduce liability on all levels. A family of four may be sued into oblivion by an industry cartel in a courtroom where presumption of innocence doesn’t exist (a civil proceeding)

They are pushing for laws that introduce wiretapping of entire populations – and suing for the right to do it before it becomes law. Also, they did it anyway without telling anybody.

They are pushing for laws that send people into exile, cutting off their ability to function in society, if they send the wrong things in sealed letters.

They are pushing for active censorship laws that we haven’t had in well over a century, using child pornography as a battering ram (in a way that directly causes more children to be abused, to boot).

They are pushing for laws that introduce traceability even for the pettiest crimes, which specifically includes sharing of culture (which shouldn’t be a crime in the first place). In some instances, such laws even give the copyright industry stronger rights to violate privacy than that country’s police force. (!!!)

With these concepts added together, they may finally – finally! – be able to squeeze out our freedom of speech and other fundamental rights, all in order to be able to sustain an unnecessary industry.