Sunday, 7 October 2012

All You Pirates Hide Your Faces

Shiver me timbers :-)

Here's something for you to think about during this upcoming week: you're a pirate!
I'll put it another way:
  • Did you record any TV program off the air before and up to 2006? If you did, you have infringed on Australian laws and should therefore consider yourself a pirate.
  • Did you record any TV program off the since 2006 and kept it after watching it once, or - heavens forbid - watched it more than once? You have infringed on Australian law and should therefore consider yourself a pirate.
Given you almost certainly did one of the above, and probably both, you should consider yourself personally responsible for the utter destruction of the Australian cinema industry. That, after all, is what we are told each time we watch a DVD, Blu-ray or go to the cinema. Given that members of the Australian cinema industry have kids, and these kids are worse off because of you, you should consider yourself child molesting scum. Obviously, by the same logic you can feel free to consider yourself a rapist or a murderer. Probably both.
Alternatively, you can conclude Australia's copyright legislation makes no sense.


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