CoCreatr     Sat, Feb 4, 2012  Permanent link

I have nothing against people earning money from their books; that’s how I make my living.
But look at what’s happening now. Stop Online Piracy Act (S.O.P.A) may disrupt internet. This is a REAL DANGER, not only for Americans, but for all of us, as the law – if approved – will affect the whole planet.

And how do I feel about this?
As an author, I should be defending ‘intellectual property’, but I’m not.

Pirates of the world, unite and pirate everything I’ve ever written!

The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever.
First, because all anyone ever does is recycle the same four themes: a love story between two people, a love triangle, the struggle for power, and the story of a journey.
Second, because all writers want what they write to be read, whether in a newspaper, blog, pamphlet, or on a wall.

The more often we hear a song on the radio, the keener we are to buy the CD. It’s the same with literature.

The more people ‘pirate’ a book, the better. If they like the beginning, they’ll buy the whole book the next day, because there’s nothing more tiring than reading long screeds of text on a computer screen..
BenRayfield     Sat, Feb 4, 2012  Permanent link
All my writing, here or on any website, permission granted to copy.

Pirates of the world, unite and pirate everything I’ve ever written!

Maybe we should get some kind of global organization started where identity is certified somehow thats legally binding (not sure how to do this part) for the person to give away everything they've ever written. I've been writing it below some things I write on various websites.

The best way to fight "Stop Online Piracy Act (S.O.P.A)" and similar laws is to spread the word about how rediculous the whole system is that it can be used to derive the fact that Piratory Rape is a real kind of Rape. You can't legally Consent to Piracy like an underage person can't legally Consent to sex, and acting out what you see in a Copyrighted porno without permission is Piracy, so its Piratory Rape.
CoCreatr     Sat, Feb 18, 2012  Permanent link
Yes. Make that

Paulo Coelho:
Pirates of the world, unite and pirate everything I’ve ever written!