There’s only one person on this planet I trust and that would be me. My own common sense precludes someone else’s idea of what constitutes knowledge or information. I know what I need to know and I refuse to spend a second of my time worrying about some abstract “threat” coming my way because pirates have been dealt a hindrance to their free reign of thievery.
I love the assumption you make regarding my supposed support of governmental regulation of the internet. But not as much as the quantum leap you took in declaring me against liberty and freedom.
See, this is a perfect example of over-reacting to the written word of someone you do not know. Knee-jerk reactions are for the young, unintuitive or the corrupt, and you adequately missed the sublime sarcasm of my comments.
I give readers the benefit of respect by not explaining beforehand which sentences are my factual beliefs or those of which are dry wit. But I stand by my observation that this hulabaloo is much ado about nothing - another example of government action being assigned all sorts of subliminal and ulterior motives by people who aren’t part of the decision-making loop. Just because one doesn’t have proof of something doesn’t mean that irresponsible accusations should abound.
If history has proven that ulterior motives and conspiracies CAN occur, there is also no reason to expect them to at every instance of regulation.
Regulation is a tool to protect property owners, and whether any of us like it or agree with it or not, its here to stay because of miscreants who feel they have an obligatory right to complete and utter freedom. It is they who are in the drivers seat - not the government.
If what we’ve become as a species is one that sits around debating everything and then deciding that inaction is the best policy because of our imagined fears - then we have no future. Progress comes in fits and spurts and I can guarantee you every time something is changed to protect someone other than ourselves, there will be someone somewhere who feels the sky is falling.
This is simply an act to protect the property of those who author the very art that many are afraid of losing to censorship.