Posted on January 22, 2008 in MPAA, open rights group, Propaganda by Brian RoweComments Off

A new website was launched recently by the Greens, a European political group. The website is opposing propaganda by the MPAA related to the file sharing debate.

“Whenever you rent a movie, the multinational media industry forces you to watch their propaganda. They claim that downloading movies is the same as snatching bags, stealing cars or shoplifting. That’s simply not true – making a copy is fundamentally different from stealing. The media industry has failed to offer viable legal alternatives and they will fail to convince consumers that sharing equals stealing. Unfortunately, they have succeeded in another area – lobbying to adapt laws to criminalize sharing, turning consumers into criminals. Read more at

Share – It’s Fair

Thanks to the Open Right Group mailing list for publicizing this site.

Posted on September 13, 2007 in Fair Use, IP, MPAA, Parady, RIAA by Brian RoweComments Off

“Consumers should not be able to listen to any music or enjoy any movie anywhere without our approval,” said Sherman.

In addition to coordination of anti-piracy efforts, a key benefit of the merger will also be reduced costs.

“We no longer have to have both the movie and music industries buying up senators and congressmen to get restrictive copyright laws passed,” Glickman explained. “Now the representatives will be getting one sack of money from one organization. The cost savings to us will be tremendous.”

The first such law that the organization will persue will be the passing of the so-called 0WNAGE Act which specifies that copyrights can now only belong to corporations and that all copyrights, including expired ones, will be reinstated and non-expiring.

Read more at MAFIAA

I wanted to post this before commenting on the MPAA’s recent comment on the Pirate Party.

atrtibution to John T. Haller

Posted on July 3, 2007 in IP, MPAA, pirate party, pirate party us, RIAA by Brian RoweComments Off

The pirate party has been around a year in the US, I am curous to see wht they are doing and where they are headed. With the RIAA’s litigation attacks on student and the MPAA’s propaganda campaign in full swing I think we are left with few alternatives to aggressive political and social action to protect our rights and add balnce to a broken system.

Pirate Party meeting tonight on IRC 6pm West Coast:

IRC server:
Channel: #USPirateParty