Throughout this battle of rights and what is right, there are several groups of people bringing their skills to the table in order to fight in solidarity. Some of these people are savvy in the ways of technology, and they speak of things such as hosts, IP's and domains, oh my! These are the people who are our intelligence, and they quietly perform some of the most important maneuvers of the war.
Some of the skills employed by others are less refined, yet just as important. The people who get their hands dirty by pounding it out on the front lines of the message boards and social areas use language in a far less technical way. Their job is to engage the enemy in the trenches, and keep a certain amount of their attention and resources tied up.
Still yet are the sticklers for procedure and policy. These are the folks who "dot the i's and cross the t's" in order to keep everyone else legally in sync. They handle the mundane tasks such as document creation and procedure development. Without them, our efforts could backfire, resulting in setbacks and defeats.
Then there are the bloggers. In this pirateppounding fleet of warriors, where varied skill sets determine the force of the attack against those doing harm against our people, the most visible must be the bloggers. These are the people who boldly place their good name in the way of any advancing PR onslaught. They parry and thrust as viewpoints, falsehoods and any variety of opinions are hurled their way. They are the voice and bulletin board for the movement, and their message must be accurate, timely, important, relevant and above reproach at all times. The credibility of the movement relies upon it. For this reason I would like to take the time to point to some of the blogging heroes of our recent combat. Please take the time to visit the blogs of the following people. Without fail, they have all provided stellar duty in the face of battle. If you would take the time to comment on their blogs and let them know they are appreciated, it would be a great gesture. Thanks for your support!
Aaron Speca - Me and My Others, "Patriots or Pirates"
"Pirates Aren't Sexy" by Lori Dillon at The Otherworld Diner:
Aaron Speca - Me and My Others, "Patriots or Pirates - Part 2":
Valerie J. Long, posted at Goodreads:
Aaron Speca - Me and My Others, "Patriots or Pirates - Part 3":
Chris Meadows, posted at Teleread:
Ben S. Reeder, "On Piracy and Justification" as posted on The Wizard's Rede:
I even found an informative blog in Italian referencing our battle:
Sergio Calderale, "“The Ultimate Ebook Library”: piratare ebook è uno sporco lavoro, ma qualcuno lo deve pur fare" as posted at Tropico del Libro:
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