Have you never used bittorent before? Have you never checked out the pirate bay or downloaded anything? Have you done no pirating at all? If you have not then how can you argue against pirating if you know nothing about it?
Pirating 101. A clone of a file is spotted pretty fast. One clue is the download count. Popular files are downloaded A LOT. If the file is only downloaded by a few people its either really obscure or of low quality. Second clue would be the filename, which would be much more relevant on the SAFE network. You can get a dozen copies of the same thing by just changing the file name, combine this with popularity count and you get a better reading. There's also user reviews. Not every tracker and file curator has them but they can be really handy. Then there's also the guess, check and if nessesary trash method. If you don't know you download a file or part of a file, open and look at it. If it's what you expect you keep it, if it's not you delete it. On SAFE that would mean unlinking yourself to it and thus reducing it's popularity. If people just offer the same product as the guy beside them they'll be less popular. Why watch the same music video over again with a different file name? Got it, seen it, got it, got it, seen it, download it, download it, junk junk, got it, seen it... etc.
So? People upload material to youtube, either their own or pirated. And youtube monetizes this content via ads. What's your point? That making money off of content curration is bad or immoral? Even if PtP didn't get immplimented there would be no way to stop such a thing from happening. In fact it would probably happen more.
First "heinous content" is entirely subjective as I pointed out. Second anyone with any marketing skills would point out that SAFE would reward ANY uploader. That includes poor starving artists, scientists, educators, businessmen posting on their websites, EVERYONE. Imagine running a business and getting paid just to maintain the website. The more content you post and the more hits you get the more money you make. JUST from PtP, nevermind your salary on top of that. Also imagine if a web developer walletmarked all the websites he made for various businesses. All their hits for all their content would result in PtP revenue for him. Yeah caching would kick in but if they keep him on and have him run maintainance he can keep walletmarking content. Which gets into blogging, artists and music creation. Point is you could turn that "PR nightmare" into a dreamland pretty fast.
I suggested and said nothing of the sort. I simply refuted the point. Drama queen much?
Lol I'm not the one who got into a snit about some misconstrued implication that you didn't have the manners to ask about first before jumping to conclusions and accusing me of ad hominum concerning a rather whimiscal, bit sarcastic and GENERALLY, not specifically, addressed post. Yes I quoted you. I quoted you because you're the most recent one bitching about the antiquated subject matter.
But it IS outmoded, narrow minded, and to use it is to be a slave to political correctness and it is just an excuse. I'm sorry your highness but it is. Now I can get into the knitty gritty and tear apart your points piece by piece but when I threw down that post I was just feeling rather exasperating and the whole thing was "Oh really? This again? Do I really need to get into it?" I was willing to let the whole thing slide as human beings just being completely idiotic like they tend to be sometimes but hey if you want to throw down the gauntlet and have me take your points apart so be it. The truth is IP is outmoded. When the printing press was invented ideas became decentralized. That's when they created copyright. And it worked fine for awhile. But then along came the internet which totally fubared copyright with pirating and massive global decentralization. NOW with SAFE even more decentralization and freedom of information is being implimented and that's scary as hell for someone used to the idea of controlling the flow of information in order to make a living. Just like the priests of old were threatened by the printing press. This is a useful contribution because it takes history into account. And you might call it "polemic" but it's addressing the real issues.