SCOTT IAN Wants Basic Human Right Taken Away From Illegal Downloaders
In a recent interview with Scott Ian of Anthrax, the subject of music piracy came up. Scott Ian told the Palm Beach New Times, "On the internet, there is no consequence for stealing. Nobody gets in trouble for stealing music; nobody gets in trouble for stealing movies. Illegal downloading has no consequence. So until there is a consequence, it's going to happen more and more and more, and people are going to see less and less original and good content from the record industry and movie industry."
As for a consequence he would like to see, Ian suggests "You lose your internet. That's it, no more internet for you. Seriously! Like you drive drunk, you lose the privilege of driving. You download illegally, you lose the privilege of having the internet. The punishment fits the crime. Why these service providers don't stop the torrent sites and put a consequence on this, I have no idea. Everybody complains about the trillions of dollars being lost, but nobody does anything about it. Believe me, if I could do something about it, I would."
The problem with this is internet access is now a basic human right according to the United Nations, this includes habitual downloaders. The United Nations council stated: The Special Rapporteur calls upon all states to ensure that Internet access is maintained at all times, including during times of political unrest. In particular, the Special Rapporteur urges States to repeal or amend existing intellectual copyright laws which permit users to be disconnected from Internet access, and to refrain from adopting such laws.
Since you are all a bunch thieves when it comes to Anthrax, you can pick up their new album "Worship Music" at The Pirate Bay.