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Posted using LJ Talk... [Dec. 28th, 2008|05:27 am]
Artur Bergman
Whenever you read something like "who claim that there will be no real downsides if we allow companies to boost their bottom lines at the expense of consumers." you are reading some delusional socialist who fail to realize that that the entire point of companies is to boost their bottom lines at the expense of consumers. And that we can choose not to the use them. If we can't choose, there are already laws to deal with that.

Yes, I am looking at you, bit torrent abusing (yeah, you abused my free wifi too) users who want to keep and eat their all you can eat internet cake.

Infrastructure ain't cheap or free.

[User Picture]From: daeken_eulogy
2008-12-29 01:47 pm (UTC)

Thank you!

We have a capitalist system for a reason, and adding further control just diminishes the ability for companies to compete.

This flood of "I don't think this is a good idea, so I think we should legislate it!" nonsense has to end. We have laws that apply to all of these things, and we have a (quasi-)free market that allows businesses to compete for your money. We have laws to uphold that -- when there's no competition, contracts are violated, etc --, why not use them? Adding more legislation just undermines the existing laws; people wonder why antitrust violations have no teeth, there's the answer.
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