posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 05:17 PM
I love these copyright infringement situations. And how they pick and choose which battles to fight.
I work in Manhattan a few train stops from world renouned Chinatown. Right now I can head off in that direction knowing I can buy a boatload of
knockoff products there really cheap.
CD's, clothes, pocketbooks, watches, you name it, someone is counterfeiting it for us to buy, and selling it out of these shops. For lifetime's
this has been going on; everybody who shops there knows, and so must the establishment.
These folks have stores, with physical addresses. They're not working out of the trunk of a car, so why are they not shut down? Can it not be
proven that their wares are bogus seconds?
This is a whole zip code devoted to infringing on copyrights through the re-branding of every major logo under the sun and yet, when the sun rises
tomorrow, so to will their security gates and the open for business signs will be out in full swing.
Funny how when they want to take J Q Citizen and demonize him/her for perhaps using sound or video clips strung together for a you tube video to
express an idea or thought, they have no problem invoking their do not pass go, do not collect $200, go straight to jail, or in this case, lose your
right to access the internet mantra. How much money has anyone really made off of their you tube videos or the CD's they burned for a friend
Of course this must be done because that person must serve as an example. I love their examples. Always us, never them. Always the individual
little fish and not business's that really do the real damage.
Like that mom who's kid was downloading music, the little evil doer, lol. Remember what they socked her with? Something like 1.4 million dollars in
damages. Makes sense, she was loaded right? Making Madoff money right? They can expect to recoup that can't they? Nope. She was just a mom, with
a kid, who found a hole in the system and exploited it. TPTB don't do that do they?
2012, the shift, the ascension, the collapse, whatever.... It can't come fast enough!