>If I look at someone else's ship and copy it board for board, why would they be mad?
Because you built a ship that belongs to their country, and they have every reason to destroy it and you
to keep the details regarding all the ship's specifications a secret.
Why do you think governments lose their minds whenever vehicles and weapon blueprint are leaked to anyone, even their own allies?
>If they had their way, then driving a car would be acquiring long distance travel through illegitimate means, depriving them of having earned any amount of money they could have gotten from selling me a horse and carriage instead.
try that in the late 1800's when they blamed the railroads and steamships for the cause of inflation and the drop in agriculture prices that caused local businesses to compete on a national (Sometime international) level. And, they failed.
>And you pretend this analogy doesn't work.
It doesn't because you're not sneaking into the train depot or horse corral in the middle of the night, dissecting the locomotive/horse down to it's simplest components, cloning every single one of those components with exhaust from your ass, rebuilding both into identical twins, and no one being aware nor the wiser of what occurred.
>But instead of rolling with the tides, they try to block the rise in technology.
You keep repeating this, but you never state WHERE this is occurring, nor WHAT it is that you are referring to.
>But even then you actually agree with my point by pointing to things like iTunes and Spotify.
No, I'm not, I'm stating that people use different media for different reasons. For example, vinyl records have the clearest sounding recordings despite everything that has been accomplished with digital recordings. In fact, companies have actually returned
to producing vinyls because of how many people prefer how they sound over digital media formats.
>They lobbied the government to get copying made illegal
THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE!
Since Copyright was first created in the 15th century, it's purpose was to limit who can and cannot make copies and derivatives of any and all works. Companies didn't do that.
>The tech is there and we can copy things easily now, and so they paid the government to use physical force (police, etc.) on people who use the new tech that they don't want to adapt to.
Please link for us what actual even you are talking about.
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