21 de janeiro de 2012

The Pirate Bay (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised)

That pipe of trash that someone smoked
INTERNETS, 18th of January 2012.

Over a century ago Thomas Edison got the patent for a device which would "do for the eye what the phonograph does for
the ear". He called it the Kinetoscope. He was not only amongst the first to record video, he was also the first person
to own the copyright to a motion picture.

Because of Edisons patents for the motion pictures it was close to financially impossible to create motion pictures
in the North american east coast. The movie studios therefor relocated to California, and founded what we today call
Hollywood. The reason was mostly because there was no patent.
There was also no copyright to speak of, so the studios could copy old stories and make movies out of them - like
Fantasia, one of Disneys biggest hits ever.

So, the whole basis of this industry, that today is screaming about losing control over immaterial rights, is that they
circumvented immaterial rights. They copied (or put in their terminology: "stole") other peoples creative works,
without paying for it. They did it in order to make a huge profit. Today, they're all successful and most of the
studios are on the Fortune 500 list of the richest companies in the world. Congratulations - it's all based on being
able to re-use other peoples creative works. And today they hold the rights to what other people create.
If you want to get something released, you have to abide to their rules. The ones they created after circumventing
other peoples rules.

The reason they are always complainting about "pirates" today is simple. We've done what they did. We circumvented the
rules they created and created our own. We crushed their monopoly by giving people something more efficient. We allow
people to have direct communication between eachother, circumventing the profitable middle man, that in some cases take
over 107% of the profits (yes, you pay to work for them).
It's all based on the fact that we're competition.
We've proven that their existance in their current form is no longer needed. We're just better than they are.

And the funny part is that our rules are very similar to the founding ideas of the USA. We fight for freedom of speech.
We see all people as equal. We believe that the public, not the elite, should rule the nation. We believe that laws
should be created to serve the public, not the rich corporations.

The Pirate Bay is truly an international community. The team is spread all over the globe - but we've stayed out of the
USA. We have Swedish roots and a swedish friend said this:
The word SOPA means "trash" in Swedish. The word PIPA means "a pipe" in Swedish. This is of course not a coincidence.
They want to make the internet inte a one way pipe, with them at the top, shoving trash through the pipe down to the
rest of us obedient consumers.
The public opinion on this matter is clear. Ask anyone on the street and you'll learn that noone wants to be fed with
trash. Why the US government want the american people to be fed with trash is beyond our imagination but we hope that
you will stop them, before we all drown.

SOPA can't do anything to stop TPB. Worst case we'll change top level domain from our current .org to one of the
hundreds of other names that we already also use. In countries where TPB is blocked, China and Saudi Arabia springs to
mind, they block hundreds of our domain names. And did it work? Not really.
To fix the "problem of piracy" one should go to the source of the problem. The entertainment industry say they're
creating "culture" but what they really do is stuff like selling overpriced plushy dolls and making 11 year old girls
become anorexic. Either from working in the factories that creates the dolls for basically no salary or by watching
movies and tv shows that make them think that they're fat.

In the great Sid Meiers computer game Civilization you can build Wonders of the world. One of the most powerful ones
is Hollywood. With that you control all culture and media in the world. Rupert Murdoch was happy with MySpace and had
no problems with their own piracy until it failed. Now he's complainting that Google is the biggest source of piracy
in the world - because he's jealous. He wants to retain his mind control over people and clearly you'd get a more
honest view of things on Wikipedia and Google than on Fox News.

Some facts (years, dates) are probably wrong in this press release. The reason is that we can't access this information
when Wikipedia is blacked out. Because of pressure from our failing competitors. We're sorry for that.



18 de janeiro de 2012

Modern Guilt

Entre muitas ocupações
muito urgentes
de que também há que

abandonei esta obrigação
ou ocupei-me dela

a partir de amanhã
tudo mudará

começarei a morrer com esmero
de maneira sensata com optimismo
sem perda de tempo

Tadeusz Rózewicz

15 de janeiro de 2012

Psycho Killer

Psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est
Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Far Better
Run Run Run Run Run Run away
Psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est
Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Far Better
Run Run Run Run Run Run away

9 de janeiro de 2012

Monkey Gone To Heaven

the creature in the sky
got sucked in ahole
now there's a hole in the sky
and the ground's not cold
and if the ground's not cold
everything is gonna burn
we'll all take turns
i'll get mine, too
this monkey's gone to haven

rock me joe!

if man is 5
then the devil is 6
then god is 7
this monkey's gone to heaven

1 de janeiro de 2012


Avó, sabes, quando estavas em África a cuidar dos teus outros netos e da tua outra filha, era à tua irmã que chamava avó? Não era de propósito, mas escapava-me sempre. Quando me pedia para ir buscar os tomates para a salada, - Sim avó. Ou quando lhe perguntava se o esquentador estava ligado para tomar banho. Tentava sempre corrigir, Tia, mas os seus olhos brilhavam, os olhos da tua irmã que nunca teve filhos. Eram olhos pequenos e muito vivos.
Avó, às vezes a tua irmã irritava-me, a sua mão tremia e não conseguia fazer as tarefas diárias, corriqueiras, irritava-me porque eu era muito jovem, não compreendia a vida. Para todos os que são jovens, as fraquezas são inadmissíveis. Para o fim, já não lhe reconhecia os olhos e desviava o olhar. Olhos pequenos, perdidos.
Avó, tenho saudades das tuas mãos. São tão bonitas, dizia-te eu repetidamente, são tão velhas e com manchas, respondias.
Os dedos finos, as unhas perfeitas, sobre teu colo, tão lindas as tuas mãos.
Avó, tu não tremias a mão, mas não estavas. Chamava avó à tua irmã.

As tuas mãos, avó.