Who are college students scared of?

Mike Linksvayer, who attended my seastead talk, blogs that he overheard the following comment from a student leaving the talk:

I was with him until he mentioned building a library [of copyrighted work]. A patriot missile or something could stop a [government] attack, but the media companies will never let him get away with that. Boom!

How ironic it is that of the business ideas mentioned - prostitution, gambling, recreational drugs, banned medical research - the one that struck the student as most likely to provoke a response was media piracy. As Mike says "I guess that’s the kind of image one obtains by persecuting one’s customers."

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