Somehow I got subscribed to the Freepress.net daily email. For some reason, I never read it. Today I did and was treated to the innovative argument that the FCC should require broadband service providers to rifle through every internet packet to ensure that there’s no copyrighted files being transferred … apparently to protect the economic interests of John Deere and corn farmers.
Because of our nation’s interlocking economy, two-thirds of the lost earnings and lost jobs are in industries other than motion picture production. For example, in the absence of movie piracy, video retailers would sell and rent more titles. Movie theatres would sell more tickets and popcorn. Corn growers would earn greater profits and buy more farm equipment.
Read NBC’s Theatre of the Absurd Presents: The FCC Must Save Our Corn Farmers. While you’re there, read the latest on low power FM radio.