Record labels' man in Washington (News.com)
Posted Sep 4, 2004 18:17 UTC (Sat) by stumbles
In reply to: Record labels' man in Washington (News.com)
Parent article: Record labels' man in Washington (News.com)
But the word "piracy" sounds good in the press. Much like the term
"hacker" when used to describe illegal entry into computer systems. Which
for one is a characterization of the term cracker. A hacker is one who
writes programs. Again the media being that it is, sensationalists by
nature will almost always use the wrong terms to hook a reader.
But you are right about the meaning of piracy which when the term
originally was used described an armed (weapons involved) vicious and
bloody encounter. Additionally back in that day it was an activity
employed by countries that were at war or soon to be at war.
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