I had to give up AngryMacBastards because the ranting was funny at first, but just got sad and annoying, and now this is the last straw in following his screeds.
Matt makes the point, not a new one mind you, that piracy is the fault of the content producers, plain and simple, albeit in a colorful way even John can appreciate.
There is a plethora of reasons Matt is right. Whether you agree with the “justifications”, as John terms them, or not, is irrelevant. Matt makes the points, you can go read them at his site, I’m not going to remake them here, save to say that the solution to piracy isn’t legislation, or lawsuits, or new DRM. Its making the process affordable, and simple.
The music industry has, grudgingly, gotten mostly onboard with the digital age. At least insofar as I give a shit; iTunes works, its cheap, and the iCloud stuff has finally alleviated my fears of a catastrophic loss of data causing me to lose my reasonably expensive music library.
I finally lost what little respect I had left for John. His will be yet another ranting voice on the inter webs, much like my own here.
Jim, and The Beard, agrees with Matt as well.
1The best part about those Blu-Rays (speaking here about the Jurassic Park Trilogy AND the LoTR:EE trilogy)? They included digital copies. Wait, what’s that? I paid for a Hi-Def copy, but the digital copy is only standard def? Fuck. Them.