• Ayu: Prediction: Every TV studio and film studio and record company starts to go down. Then one of two things happens:
  • 1. They realise the fuckery they've created and repeal the laws, pardoning their victims
  • 2. Every pro studio shuts down, copyright becomes basically worthless as freeware and opensource entertainment takes wing, since there's no risk attached
  • I personally think 2 would be AWESOME. And it wouldn't have to be free. Just, you know. Community-ey.
  • Self-publishing.
  • Small studios on the rise
  • Big corporations pay the price of their mistakes
  • It would be by no means a bloodless or victimless victory, but it would be a victory
  • Jormy: It would be a seismic shift, and those are rarely harmless
  • Ayu: Indeed. People will get hurt by this, some will have their lives ruined forever, and the only way I personally can deal with that knowledge is to hope that we're looking at a seismic shift in the right direction

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