this morning i heard on the radio that south africa is considering raising the legal drinking age to 21 in order to reduce alcohol-related crime, in spite of all evidence suggesting that that will have the opposite effect.
and now we're going to stop piracy? the best thing for musicians that's happened in recent history was steve jobs forcing artists and labels alike to charge $1 per song. music piracy has actually been shown to *help* sales, at least of merchandise and concert tickets.
what we need is to see the same thing in books and cinema, because if you give people reasonable prices then... *GASP*... they will pay. and everybody will win.
our governments need to stop trying to control shit and start trying to manage everything constructively. if you're not a part of the solution, then you're part of the problem.