Teaser for Pirate's Dilemma TV show


12 Responses to “Teaser for Pirate's Dilemma TV show”

  1. CastanhasDoPara says:

    Under a black flag we shall sail.

  2. insect_hooves says:

    The hearts and minds are ARRRRS!

  3. Lewis Haidt says:

    Thanks Cory. BTW, I didn’t get the Fullbright to study the Pirate Party, but I’m may try again next year.

    Bad, bad, bad Pirates!!!

    Esp. all those Jews who founded Hollywierd….

  4. JDspeeder1 says:

    Yo ho ho and and bottle of ROMs!

  5. travelina says:

    I’m rooting for the Jankes!

  6. eustace says:

    Not a single mention of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. How disappointing.

  7. Zantan says:

    Could someone link me a more systematic, fact driven defense of piracy?

  8. Antinous says:

    Rum, sodomy and the lash. What more convincing do you need?

  9. Scarybug says:

    The modern flash game industry co-opts piracy into its business model. Portals and advertisers pay developers to put links in their games, so when the game is “stolen” by turn-key portal sites, it spreads the links all across the electroweb.

  10. gwijthoff says:

    Has anyone actually read this book, The Pirate’s Dilemma? Check out Mason’s disclaimer: “First things first: some acts of piracy are quite simply theft. Every year industry loses billions to piracy. Companies suffer, artists and creators lose their earnings, and people lose their jobs” (36).

    The gauge of ‘revolutionary’ success in each of Mason’s examples of “punk capitalism” is how much money the ‘pirate’-spirited entrepreneur made. This book is only a manual for how media conglomerates can co-opt youth movements. It has nothing to do with actual piracy, only with how to attach a commodifier to various subcultures.

  11. Spinobobot says:

    A simple argument:

    1. It is permissible (or, some would argue, obligatory) to break unjust laws.
    2. “Intellectual property” laws are unjust.
    3. Therefore, we may (and arguably should) violate “intellectual property” laws.

    (2 requires further support, and is probably too sweeping. Suffice to say that the current regime of intellectual property laws are by and large unfair and run counter to the common good.)

    What makes this struggle different from previous battles against injustice is that violating the law is easier than ever and the consequences (if you’re careful) are minor on non-existent.

    Self-interest also dovetails nicely here, because violating the law lets you get all kinds of free stuff!

    Corporations can fight all they like, but they will fail. Creating artificial scarcity is the real crime.


  12. royaltrux says:

    I finally watched this – it’s really good. Thanks!

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