Tuesday, February 8

Mark Pesce on BitTorrent - a follow up on the MPAA's bittorrent offensive

This is weeks old. It was posted on December 21st, and it's been all over the web, but it's worth noting here. If you've read it before, think of this as emphasis. A little redundancy never hurt anyone.

From: Napsterization:

This is just a clip, but the whole thing is a fun read.

"Hey, Hollywood! Can you feel the future slipping through your fingers?
Do you understand how badly you've screwed up? You took a perfectly
serviceable situation - a nice, centralized system for the distribution of media, and, through your own greed and shortsightedness, are giving birth to a system of digital distribution that you'll never, ever be able to defeat. In your avarice and arrogance you ignored the obvious: you should have cut a deal with SuprNova.org. In partnership you could have found a way to manage the disruptive change that's already well underway. Instead, you have repeated the mistakes made by the recording industry, chapter and verse. And thus you have spelled your own doom.

It's said that the best sequels are just like the original, only bigger and louder. Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for one hell of a crash. This baby is now fully out of control."

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