“The United States is ripe for a revolution. People are pissed, and rightfully so.”

I created PirateMyfilm (using Bitcoin only) anticipating the copyright revolution that would engulf the MPAA and America in controversy. The fact that Chris Dodd, the CEO of the MPAA, is now being fingered as the guy who effectively killed Aaron Swartz doesn’t surprise me. The MPAA/RIAA, the ‘copyright cartel’ aka Hollywood demean and destabilize Americans by using copyright to lock up our intellectual property on corporate balance sheets behind escalating pricey firewalls – reversing the freedom of the printing press and mass communication we’ve enjoyed post-Enlightenment – and returning to information priests who rule as dictators over a new, gigantic digital knowledge slum. Copyright started out problematically giving a limited monopoly right to creators for 28 years before, by law, all intellectual property was mandated to return to the public domain from where ALL IDEAS AND CREATIVITY COMES. Thomas Jefferson argued against any form of intellectual property law. Disney, and their copyright extension laws (every time Mickey Mouse was due to enter the public domain) extended copyright to lifetime plus 75 years; creating what Lawrence Lessig calls ‘perpetual copyright.’ This is devastating to the public domain; our birthright.

13 comments on ““The United States is ripe for a revolution. People are pissed, and rightfully so.”
  1. MonsantoUSAbioterrorists says:

    Its not just about this copyright thing. If you want to really have your eyes opened and lose the scales on your eyes. Google FDA crimes against humanity. The food and the drugs. Not just the banksters. But its all related indeed.

  2. The Beat says:

    Can I submit my screenplay?

  3. Tao Jonesing says:

    The U.S. is ripe for a revolution?

    Yeah, right.

  4. jerry says:

    Max, you hit the nail directly on top of its head with that one in that the gun shops have been empty with weapons, too far back-ordered, and not a fucking shell on the shelf. Either people are afraid the British are coming: or, they are afraid of these government officials; or they are afraid of these gov. official work for others and lobbyist in lieu who put their asses in office. In short, something is subject to break and I couldn’t agree with you more………

  5. Bev says:

    In addition to copyright, Hollywood bosses evidently want more control of our culture, so they have wedged in the highly manipulable middle man computerized voting which removes the hard evidence of pen and paper. Now the soft hearted (non sociopaths) artists can no longer vote their preferences among movies that would win the Oscar and so win more publicity and cultural influence.

  6. Oky1 says:

    *** Maybe we’ll see what Professor Turley response is to my questions?

    What could it hurt to ask some questions, at worst I’ll just get put on one
    more of the thousands of “Lists”. LOL;)

    ***

    Professor Turley,

    Excuse me if you’ve already answered these type questions before.

    Why hasn’t any lawyers/federal prosecutors/ federal judges empaneled
    Federal Grand Juries, open for public observation, to investigate Clinton,
    Bush, Obama, their administrations & many of the congress/courts for:

    Election Fraud through the use of Electronic Voting Machines, etc…

    Banking/Insurance/Securities Frauds of Wallst/London

    (IE: Recent cases at HSBC, JP Morgan etc..)

    War Crimes

    Crimes Against Humanity

    Treason

    Murder

    Kidnapping

    Torture

    Creating Wars & Public Danger for the propose of Insurrection &
    overthrowing We The People’s legitimate Government.

    This is not a complete list of allegations.

    There is a mountain of publicly available information that I believe prove
    my charges to be true.

    Among the evidence is presented on your website, including this link below.

    http://jonathanturley.org/2012/01/15/10-reasons-the-u-s-is-no-longer-the-land-of-the-free/

    Also evidence from 911, Fast & Furious, Iraq/Afghan wars, etc…

    And the most recent event at Sandy Hook being used to attack the 2nd Amd..

    >> At Sandy Hook, with no trail yet, no info going on a month now, isn’t
    most all of evidence of any crime effectively contaminated at this
    point?

    Case in point, observe how Conan O’Brian’s video of Alex Jones vs Pezhead
    (Piers) Morgan interview, Conan changes the video & puts a gun in AJ’s
    hand where no gun was before.

    Isn’t Sandy Hook really in doubt now of just being another Govt False Flag
    Operation?

    US govt was the 1st to report using weaponized Drones to kill Americans.
    Could it be possible that rogue forces within the US govt used drone tech
    to comment part of the 911 attacks? <<

    Video Report: Operation Gladio – The Cold War ‘Black Op’ Continues
    January 13th, 2013

    Hurricane Katerina aftermath & LA Riots, etc

    Can you think of any other peaceful actions citizens can take against the
    corrupt pieces of this govt?

    Thank You for your consideration,

    **

    Here is the wording of the Fifth Amendment.

    “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous
    crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in
    cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in
    actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be
    subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb;
    nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against
    himself; nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due
    process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use,
    without just compensation.”

    **

    It protects the People in two ways. First, in the case of capital or
    otherwise infamous crimes, government cannot prosecute an individual
    without the People’s consent, in the form of Jurors. The decision to not
    indict is an absolute protection against government abuse, and cannot be
    overturned even by the President, Congress, or the Supreme Court.

    “The grand jury brings suspects before neighbors, not strangers. Just
    recently in Stirone v. United States, 361 U.S. 212, 218, we said, ‘The
    very purpose of the requirement that a man be indicted by grand jury is to
    limit his jeopardy to offenses charged by a group of his fellow citizens
    acting independently of either prosecuting attorney or judge.’” ¯ Justice
    Douglas, Hannah v. Larche (363US420)

    Second, the Grand Jury is empowered to judge government itself, with the
    power to investigate and indict, within its jurisdiction, judges, district
    attorneys, sheriffs, county supervisors, state attorney generals, all
    other government agents, and even the President of the United States.

    **

    http://www.defendruralamerica.com/DRA/GrandJuries.html

    http://jonathanturley.org/2013/01/14/what-is-an-assange-part-ii/#comment-480577

    ***

  7. marcio says:

    First, thank you @Max for all of your support for those ideas.

    I think copyright rules does not apply to a free and open society, simply because of a so fundamental human behaviour that it remounts to the time man used to live in caves.

    Imagine that by the time humans began to talk some caveman had come up with the idea of copyrighting the talk. Now every time any caveman communicates he or she has to pay for a “talking tax”, imagine, too, this society is living at the edge with fewer and fewer resources.

    In this context, the only way to escape from starvation is to stop talking so from talking taxation, but talking is the last advantage that has kept the group alive. This group of caveman is so deprived of imagination that they stop talking to avoid “talking taxation”. What you have here is a society that will die slowly but surely due to their lack of creativity and imagination. The very elements that are keeping them alive.

    I’d call it the modern Plato’s allegory of the Cave.

    Byall!

  8. jischinger says:

    will Aaron’s death kick this revolution off?

  9. Judge Crater says:

    I would like to know who the complainant was in the Aaron Swartz federal prosecution. JSTOR, which maintained the Internet database that Swartz was charged with hacking, refused to cooperate with the Feds. MIT, which did not own the database, could have charged Swartz with trespass and tampering with university computer equipment. MIT President Reif is a liar when he claims MIT only had a minor role in this prosecution. The answer as to why the Feds indicted Swarz was given by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, when she said a few weeks ago that she had no plans to run for elected office. To run for Senator Kerry’s soon to be vacated Senate seat would require hefty campaign contributions. Say from Hollywood. Lead prosecutor AUSA Stephen Heymann will have a tough time getting AG Holder to appoint him Assistant Attorney General now that this case has ended in disaster. CBS honcho Leslie Monves, the great nephew of David Ben Gurion, put business ahead of religion when he went along other Hollywood corporate titans to crack down on Internet piracy. Monves shows he has all the qualifications to have served on one of the Nazi judenrats in occupied Europe during WW2. Meanwhile, what has U.S. Attorney Ortiz done about rampant mortgage fraud in her jurisdiction? Nothing. Don’t expect Ortiz to resign anytime soon, what Big Law firm would hire such a waste of skin. Ortiz makes former AG Gonzales look like a shining star.

  10. Steven says:

    After considering what the powers that be and their allies have in mind and have done do you really think they should be treated better than Mussolini and his gang?

  11. Bill Stewart says:

    Swartz suicide risk ignored by prosecutors, says lawyer
    Internet activist found dead in Brooklyn was facing 13 felony charges

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/01/14/us-reddit-aaron-swartz-jstor-mit.html

    A lawyer who formerly represented internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz on hacking charges said Monday he told federal prosecutors about a year ago that Swartz was a suicide risk.

    Swartz, 26, was found dead of an apparent suicide in his New York apartment Friday.

    He had been facing a potentially lengthy prison sentence after being indicted in Boston in 2011 for allegedly gaining access to academic articles from a computer archive at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The charges carried a maximum penalty of decades in prison.

    Andrew Good, a Boston attorney who represented Swartz in the case last year, said he told federal prosecutors in Massachusetts that Swartz was a suicide risk.

    “Their response was, put him in jail, he’ll be safe there,” Good said.

    A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz declined comment.

    “We would like to respect the family’s privacy,” said Christina DiIorio-Sterling. “We don’t think it’s appropriate to discuss the case at this time.”

    Swartz’s most recent attorney, Elliot Peters, said prosecutors told him two days before Swartz’s death that Swartz would have to spend six months in prison and plead guilty to 13 charges if he wanted to avoid going to trial.

    Peters said he and prosecutors had talked repeatedly about making some sort of plea deal, but had failed to come to any agreement. Then last Wednesday, Peters brought up the possibility of a deal again. He said he told prosecutors “that we should find a way to resolve the case that didn’t destroy Aaron’s life.”

    Peters said prosecutors made it clear their position had not changed: they wanted Swartz to plead to 13 counts and the government would seek six months of prison time or some “slightly lesser” amount of time.

    Elliot said they rejected the deal and he believed they would win the case at trial, which was scheduled to begin in April.

    Prosecutors dismissed the charges against Swartz on Monday.

    Ortiz and the lead prosecutor in the case, Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Heymann, filed a brief written notice in court, saying the case was being dismissed because of Swartz’s death. Such filings are routine when a defendant dies before trial.

    Swartz’s family says his suicide was “the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach.”

    [...]

  12. Bill Stewart says:

    AND ALSO IN CANADA, the disease of running its prisons like the US …

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/01/14/ashley-smith-coroner-inquest-begins.html

    Prison system dumping ground
    Coralee Smith, who was not able to attend the start of the inquest Monday due to her frail health, says she hopes it will lead to tangible changes in the system to ensure no one else goes through what her daughter endured.

    “We still have Ashleys, we still have Ashleys being treated in the same tortuous, horrendous ways that Ashley was treated,” she said.

    “The money they’re using, the money that’s being spent keeping people in prison, could be much better directed … at mental health services way before they get to the courtroom, way before.”

    “Every single person in this country should be concerned that what happened to Ashley is happening to so many others,” said Kim Pate, executive director of the Elizabeth Fry Societies of Canada. Pate was actively intervening, attempting to help Smith when she died.

    The prison system has become the dumping ground for the mentally ill, according to Pate. “It’s the only system that can’t say ‘No’,” she said. “Instead, they should be being assessed and moved over to the Mental Health System for the requisite supervision, support, whatever is needed, treatment mostly.”

    She says there should be arrangements in every province and territory that would allow inmates with mental health issues to be treated in hospitals, not prisons.

  13. MonsantoUSAbioterrorists says:

    And this is why the criminals in Washington DC want to disarm US citizens. It was never about Ben Laden, that CIA partner. It was about robbing and raping Americans and the rest of the world. Go get the guns and then welcome to the FEMA reeducation camps.

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