You could say the MPAA is corrupt and a power figure, too. You could also say Robin Hood’s exploits were popular because he was taking away from a rich elitist and giving to the poor. The poor tend to like that, especially when the target is corrupt.
You can’t address what you can’t find. He hides in the forest. You can’t find him. Burn down the forest. You can find him. Applies to the pirates. Make it so that nobody will want to let them set up shop in their areas.
Fear is good.[/quote]
Version 1) Robin Hood turns ‘outlaw’ because a corrupt official controls the throne. Richard returns, John is vanquished, Robin no longer has to ‘steal’ the unjust tax money to return it to the poor so they can eat. Problem solved.
Version 2) Robin hides in forest - burn down the forest. Environment suffers, woodcutters out of work, animals dead, Robin goes to swamp to hide. Taxes are raised to cover loss of revenue. Misery abounds.
I like the first approach much better.
MPAA/RIA are the corrupt entities. They tell me I only buy the right to listen to a song or watch a movie on one media. I paid for an LP album, an 8 track tape, a cassette copy, and a CD copy of CCR and now they tell me if I copy my son’s MP3 of the songs to my computer I’m breaking the law because I don’t have a license for the songs in digital format.
Even worse they say I’m causing the artists to starve because they are denied royalties from my lack of a license. They won’t discuss why they (the administrators) deserve a larger share than the artists. No the industry management is the evil party here. The rise of the pirates is only a logical reaction to grossly unfair and unreasonable industry practices.
Putting the spotlight on the real crooks and forcing changes - proper changes - in license sales, copyrights, and royalty payments is the right way to correct the ‘problem’ with Robin Hood.
Fix the problem not the symptom.