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This is yet another article that sat around as a draft for far too long. I'm pushing it out, it seems alright to me.

The problem with big guys picking on little guys is that the little ones play by different rules.

When reacting, the little guy has no choice but to go straight to asymmetric warfare. In the case of anti-culture corporate actions, by far the most effective tool has been the Streisand effect.

So when an individual's specific action is threatened, that action is given over to the swarm. The threat turns the snake into a hydra.

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Upholding laws must not be about attacking the tools and methods used to break laws, but instead used to punish actual criminal acts.

The entertainment industry has been flailing about, attacking a huge number of targets. It's gotten to the point that law enforcement branches have been created and international treaties signed. People have been extradited .. to be charged for something that's not illegal in their country.

There are some serious issues with crafting laws which go after methods, because those same laws can be abused in other circumstances, for other methods.