I’m not big on boycotts, as I believe freedom is about what we are free to do rather than about what we must not do, but I don’t buy stuff from Sony any more and am unlikely to do so until I see a track record of positive engagement with the meshed society of the 21st century.
I’ve heard a number of these historic anecdotes. Resisting and denouncing change has been with humanity from time immemorial. Despite fine stories to help us understand the folly of it, each generation still experiences privileged incumbents using fear of change as their excuse for perpetuating their privilege.
Surely there has to come a point where policy makers say “hang on, if this copyright violation stuff you’re comparing to kidnapping and murder is so important, how come you keep making record profits?”
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