3/31/10 Reading: Thoughts

Y’know, it’s weird… When it comes to controversies regarding technology and its (mis?)use and (il?)legalities, I tend to be really liberal and progressive. I really like to see technology move forward, unshackled by capitalism and corporate corruption, but at the same time, this YouTube issue has always been one that I’m kind of on the fence about.

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always seen a difference between television/video and music/radio/MP3s. Perhaps its because one’s commonly more expensive, one was more accessible to me as a kid, I dunno. But I’ve always seen the pirating of television shows/movies as far worse than downloading MP3s illegally.

It’s probably just because I don’t do it as much. I mean, I can see the benefits of it, and I by all means appreciate the ability to watch entire movies I don’t particularly want to actually buy on YouTube, but at the same time… I don’t really make a habit of it, and there’s a tinge of guilt every time I do it.

So I feel pulled between both sides. Does anyone else feel this way?

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