At this point, I no longer feel it is merely morally permissible to violate copyright, but rather one’s *moral duty* to subvert the vast majority of copyright. “Intellectual property” is a thoroughly disgusting Orwellianism.
We have entered a period where a samizdat underground is necessary to sustain the basic facets of civilization. And public education is a central pillar of the commonweal.
#Torrent every goddam thing.
@Shufei Anything in particular that just disgusted you in regards to copyright?
Personally I'm enjoying & promoting truly independant fiction that isn't relying on at least the worst of these laws. I'm loving what I'm finding!
@alcinnz The copyright cabal going after Internet Archive. Despicable. Absolutely shameful. Libraries should be temples, whether online or off. They should be the centrepiece and pride of our species. Their doors should swing wide open for all comers, both writers and readers. Any society which undercuts the Library has lost the aegis of Heaven.
@lambdatronic @alcinnz By heart I support systemic health, and hope for some sort of gentler “progress”. But stuff like this makes me wonder if the cathartic kids have it right. Burn it all down. Kick the knees out from under the suits and their fetid, rotten empire.
Please tender to your friend best wishes and encouragement; I daresay I speak for many. The overreach of these unctuous corporate barbarians must be resisted. Internet Archive’s continuance is absolutely essential.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko