Thursday, October 11, 2007

Moron Mail

What's theirs is mine, what's mine is yours, what's yours is theirs and we're all born together. I am the moron, goo-goo-ga-joob:

The decision to appeal a case against the Recording Industry Association of America in Minnesota deserves more examination because what we are seeing is a pro-corporate court taking away the rights of consumers.

This is an absolute jewel of a moron mail, and I hate to interrupt its almost perfect stupidity. But I will pause to note here that this is yet another piece of evidence that 99.9999999999% of people who use the word "corporate" haven't the faintest clue of what that word means.

The ability to share and copy something should determine its market value,

Again, I hate to interrupt, but please take a moment to pause and reflect on that little turd of economic ignorance. Just let the absolutely stultifying idiocy of that statement wash over you, like a red tide carrying raw sewage.

and not be regarded as criminal activity as the courts have decided thus far. It is clear that the activities of the RIAA are to keep the digital format artificially overvalued in the market while consumers suffer the consequences.

DUDLEY R. DURSLEY, MINNEAPOLIS

Wow. Let's peg the price of a product to how easy it is to steal and replicate. Let's see how this works:

"Corporation" produces a thing that is of value to the harried consumer, and prices it according to bonerhead's theory here. Then consumer (singular) pays that price, and then goes on to make it available for free to everyone. "Corporation"'s revenue stream dries up after initial sale. "Corporation" goes under. Therefore, no more desirable things that used to be made by "corporation" are available.

And the harried consumer is...

happy?

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