The recent youtube copyright strikes and the effort of the wheres the fair use movement to fight this trend is a big hot button issue for some.
For me its just the latest nail in the coffin for my respect for the copyright system.
Basically now internet reviewers who use only brief clips of the movie, use it for parody purposes are all under fire by youtubes broken copyright system which is an extension of the broken normal copyright system.
Right now the system favors big companies, hedge funds and multi millionaires.
The age of old analog style copyright laws really have lost themselves in the digital age, the DMCA only acts as a band aid on a broken leg.
Right now as far as I am concerned as long as companies clamp down on fair use I rally behind the pirates who make their lives miserable.
Yes I actually value pirates more then the companies as they abuse the system for their own goals.
The abusers in my opinion deserve the abuse.
Its not the only thing broken though, what about patents?
Especially ones used by big pharmaceuticals who lord over patents like the richest princes in Saudi Arabia who piggy back off the suffering of others dying from diseases they could help treat.
And its not like each drug is a brand new drug, some are just re brands and reformulations of old ones yet cost the public millions while the company owners ride around in Ferrari's.
And lets not get started on how frivolous IP is these days, its like a 4 year old child crying "its mine!"
Actually the whole system is like that anymore, I may sound a little Marxist but I am jaded on how much the system is lorded by big businesses.