Originally posted by solarias
Anyway, that isn't the point..
What is your point? You do understand that Napster and Microsoft both operate under a capitalist society? You do realize, that in such a society, there is very little incentive for creativity other than profit and power? You do therefore realize, that if no one payed for a product, there would be very, very little incentive for one to aspire to create improvements, esepecially of the technological kind? And you do furthermore realize that if we all thought in the same circular, self-righteous, inebriated lines of thought that you propose, that there would be very little ability to create and innovate found among the masses?
No I'm sure you don't realize all of that.
I'm not saying that what you are preaching (About open source etc.) is wrong. But you are wrong in your feeling that MS, Bill Gates, Napster, The Record Companies, and any other unrelated, but above mentioned party have somehow done you wrong. They have done nothing but create, market, and legally protect a product. Your bitch should be with the people who have allowed it to happen, and have swallowed it hook line and sinker - us, the masses of confused consumption driven people.