Being a pirate in 2021: waaah, we can’t get Disney+ in our country!
How the mighty have fallen.
But why am I surprised? It’s not like the pirates didn’t first invite me to speak at the European Parliament and then, when they learned what I was going to say, tried to censor me.
(Hint: they failed and the result is below.)
In case you’re wondering what I’m talking about:
I was born and raised in a country where piracy was the only way I could have access to movies, music, and sometimes even books. There are physical black markets for that with a richer and more extensive catalog than any existing platform.
I'd rather support the *often poor* people who sell *illegal* content on local black markets than subscribe to any platform.
@aral do you feel they are less or more confused?
Will there agenders shift, which way is the open/closed balance shifting in the EU
@witchescauldron I have no idea. I’m basing my efforts where I can have the most impact: in creating an alternative. Which would be easier if I didn’t find myself an endless array of yaks :)
@aral - Very impressive speech, so good aral. Really inspiring. You get into so many things that are never seen or heard via mainstream media, which is sad.
@aral This was absolute fire Aral! Got me charged up.
“What is this, the Ferengi Alliance or the European Union??” 😂😂😂
@aral It shows their priorities and their lack of pollitical will to anthing substantive for upholding digital rights/privacy forget Free Software.
The statement clearly shows how they want the already big business to grow bigger and sell to entire europe. Shame that they used the name "pirate"!
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