March 17, 2005

Motherless Fucktards

This is why I can't understand why flamethrowers are illegal. Here is a response to a query I sent an eBay seller, asking the origin of a DVD copy of EoTP they had for sale, given that it was never pressed to DVD (this is not the first, either, for this seller). I of course didn't expect anything less, but still:
From: 	james <dellsbest@direcway.com>
To: 	jbz
Subject: 	Re: Question for item #6376759263 - Eyes on the Prize DVD Black History Full Menu all 14 EP
Date: 	Thu, 17 Mar 2005 12:37:25 -0600  (13:37 EST)

A friend of mine purchased this item from YOU!
He asked me to sell it for him.
As to who made it or where it came from no one cares.
Good day!

Now, I understand this answer. I really do. I also want 'james' to understand that it's perfectly understandable that I would like to find him and have a conversation with his testes or other sensitive body parts with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch. Because just for his/her information, I care where it came from.

When the 'copyfight activists' say that 'putting it up for download doesn't hurt anyone' I ask them to please consider my blood pressure when I think about how much easier they made it for this motherless bastard to acquire bids on eBay of up to $200 for this item.

And before any of them start holier-than-thou-ing about how 'if it was freely downloadable he wouldn't get bids' remember: your side already had it digitized and made it available on p2p. We couldn't stop it or retract it, which was the point. So it is freely available. He's still managing to be a parasite.

Posted by jbz at March 17, 2005 1:57 PM | TrackBack

Comments

Just wondering. It's a good sign, I guess, that someone would pay that amount of money. Anyway, I don't know what else to think about this issue. Recently I looked again at the Downhill Battle site: I admit to feeling a little...soiled...by the inclusion of "Eyes" on that site alongside just as stenuous "protests" to access works by bands I've never even heard of. What is this about? People wanting to be educated about the Civil Rights movement? People wanting to hear non-mainstream music? Are the two really equal?

Posted by: Yvette at March 17, 2005 6:03 PM

No, and let me be clear: I have no cause to be annoyed with them. I must assume they are acting out of ignorance. eBay won't give me anyone's contact information; only via that seller choosing to respond directly to a contact I initiated through eBay's system did I receive that reply.

Posted by: jbz at March 17, 2005 3:23 PM

Do you have any information about who the buyers (and bidders) of these copies have been?

Posted by: Yvette at March 17, 2005 2:34 PM
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