Friday, April 23, 2010

Video Piracy

The Free Speech Coalition uploaded this timely, informative PSA. It is, however, an uphill battle. Consider the first immediate, idiotic comments:

"I use linux OS's all i know is free, and even if the big businesses go under, theres always amateur." And: "How are people without credit cards supposed to get porn? Steal their parent's credit card? Porn is a very important part of teenage development. Tube sites help that happen". This is what we are up against: a whole new generation that believes porn 'comes from tube sites'. Is everything online for free? What about these people's online checking accounts? Are they free also? May I withdraw $$ as I please? And so the question stands: how do we change the public discourse @ copyright and piracy (without preaching to the choir)?

2 comments:

Michael said...

Thank you for posting this, and for your pithy commentary.

The PSAs refer to "any kind of content" not simply "adult content," so you nailed the problem -- it's a culture-wide problem of perception, and it will be a long uphill battle. I directed these first PSAs for the FSC, an I will be doing more of them.

Lucas Kazan said...

Thank you Michael: I look forward to more PSAs, hoping they'll galvanize the community and jump-start the debate.