Tuesday , May 28 2024

“It’s stupid. Unethical. Illegal. Insane.”

Reactions to the Rosen MIDEM speech in Wired:

    Ferrell also raised the privacy issue, albeit in a more personal fashion.

    “Well, Ms. Rosen, I’ll tell you what: You forward all your e-mail unedited to a public mailing list, scan and post all your private written correspondence to the same list, give us all-read access to your hard drives and post 24-7 webcams in your boudoir and bathroom, and then I’ll believe you understand the invasion of privacy your shrill insistence on flushing what’s left of the Constitution down the toilet entails,” Ferrell suggested.

    ….Sources at the conference said that reaction to Rosen’s keynote was primarily favorable, although there is a “small growing sense” that escalating enforcement action could lead to a backlash.

    “It’s horrible. Anything we can do that’s effective will seriously annoy our customers,” said one industry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

    “I think we might need to stop fighting fire with fire and figure out something new to do, or we will end up with lots of ex-customers who swap files just out of spite.”

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted, Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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