Fakery and futility

If you live in New Zealand and you click the Play button on the top video, expect to see the following message.

This video contains content from EMI, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

If you click the Play button on the bottom video, you should see identical content published by EMI.

Go figure.

Intellectual property is fake property, and enforcement of copyright is futile in the digital age.

If you want more than asseveration, I have actual arguments for my view that IP is a crock here and here. And here’s a good one from Stephan Kinsella.

“copying” is merely a subset of learning, emulation, competition. None of us can oppose “learning” as a general matter. So I have yet to hear an argument that some forms of learning are okay but not others.

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