Monday, December 05, 2011

Well, that's just entirely too sensible for MY country

The government of Switzerland has released a new report arguing that unauthorized file sharing does not threaten Swiss culture because consumers spend the savings on concerts and merchandise. It concludes new laws are not needed.

Protect IP!

S-O-P-A in the U-S-A!

And that other thing wingnuts always yell!

But if you'd rather read about what happens when the grownups are in charge …


Jack said...

Why can't we have one of the sane countries?!? :-(

Brendan said...

It's in our DNA. Never forget that our country was formed largely by people who (a) were unable to get along with others in what are now the sane countries, (b) mostly because of their extremist religious beliefs, and/or (c) did not see anything wrong with committing genocide on a people of a slightly different skin color to acquire elbow room and other natural resources.

Fortunately, the bulk of the immigrants since seems to have diluted these characteristics. But they're not wiped out yet.