Normally I have a lot of respect for much of what Mike Masnick says on Techdirt. But this irks me…
“Despite what some people think my position is on the issue of unauthorized sharing, I absolutely do not condone it (nor partake in unauthorized sharing). I think the laws covering this type of thing tend to do more damage than good to the very industry it’s supposed to help — but that doesn’t mean people should be free to ignore them.”
Sure, in any given case it might be a better strategic move to obey unjust laws and fight the good fight through other means. However, to argue that law should be obeyed simply because it’s law is amoral.
Update: More amorality here:
“So in view of all that, should Jammie be punished for simply living in the future? Well, yes. It’s still illegal, […] if you’re breaking the law you’re breaking the law.”