Barack Obama is probably the most hyped president in modern American history, proclaimed a genius and a savior before even taking the oath of office. Unfortunately he seems to be little more than a lap dog for the
There goes the possibility of revised, modernized copyright laws, consumer friendly business models, a positive view of the future of the Internet, and not to mention the rule of law out the window. But, of course, why would he change a winning recipe? Lawsuits, draconian copyright laws, dying business models, censorship and invasion of privacy are proving to be a huge success.
Ironically, Obama's propaganda machinery managed to fool even The Pirate Party who were unfortunate enough to endorse him in the election. Ouch. Well, I guess you live and learn, and the lesson here is to never trust a politician - even if he can blog and twitter and is on Facebook.
Personally I find the recent iPod story a bit amusing among all this grief. Wouldn't it be a perfect case of poetic justice if Obama was fined 6 million dollars (150.000 dollars per "violation") for illegally copying these 40 songs onto an iPod that he later gave away to the queen of England?