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A Piracy Soliloquy

Posted by: tally

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With appologies to William Shakespeare and any lurking English majors. Don't kill me!

To p2p, or not to p2p: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous prices,
Or to take arms against the corporations,
And by opposing end them? To pay: to steal;
No more; and by paying to say we end
the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That hacked copies are heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To pay, to steal;
To steal: perchance to enjoy: ay, there's the rub;
for in that act of crime what joy may come
When we have leached off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of a pirate's life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of IFPI,
The forbidden song, the overpriced movie,
The pangs of costly love , the tv's delay,
The insolence of shops and the spurns
That patent, protector of the unworthy, makes,
When he himself might this product take
With a spare keyboard? Who would payment bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of copyright and court,
The unrelenting companies from whose lawyers
No seeders escape, frightens the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others we are afraid of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And hackers of great skill and knowledge
with this regard their torrents turn awry,
and lose the name of action.

From Hamlet by William Shakespeare, original copy of the soliloquy here
Comments (8)Add Comment
written by Teaqueen, February 26, 2009
hah! great! Nice stuff
written by Charmed, February 26, 2009
Brilliant post tally. Hamlet was my favourite play.
written by tally1302, February 26, 2009
lol at us swapping identities. Thanks charmed (I'm a*suming
written by redsaid, February 26, 2009
BRILLIANT tally!!! :grin
written by redsaid, February 26, 2009
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This is awesome, tally!!! :grin
written by redsaid, February 26, 2009
(Still me to add a PS): Thou art extremely witty!
written by tally1302, February 26, 2009
thanks all smilies/smiley.gif
written by barrmar, February 27, 2009
I also studied Hamlet. Well done.

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