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.

@Shufei @alcinnz "I want free shit" vs. "I'm an author and make my living with book sales"
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@fireglow @alcinnz @Shufei Great way to take a thoughtful argument about the exploitative nature of copyright and reduce it down to "lol people just want free shit".

Scientific papers and YouTube bans are great examples of how copyright limits our access to knowledge and restricts "fair use".

Copyright protects not the author, but the publisher, from sharing, because sharing is not profitable to corporations.

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