LA Times article gets it right

We aren’t all pirates

Protecting intellectual property is a legitimate goal for Congress — after all, the Constitution called on Congress to give authors and inventors exclusive rights “to promote the progress of science and useful arts.” The task has grown more urgent with the emergence of an Internet-fueled global information economy. But what the entertainment industry is seeking in this year’s proposals isn’t merely protection from piracy; it’s after increased leverage to protect its business models.

That simple notion has been echoed endless amongst tech blogs and geeks for years now, but has been noticeably lacking from mainstream press publications. It’s refreshing to see it here.

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