John Paczkowski

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Bury Your Heart at Wounded Knee, eh Dick?

woundedknee.jpgHistorical analogies sure are tricky, aren’t they? Just ask Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons, who ran afoul of one during a panel discussion at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association conference today. Commenting on the piracy issues facing traditional media in the digital age, Parsons compared the fight over copyright protections in the U.S. to the Battle of the Little Bighorn. “The Googles of the world are the Custers of the modern world, and we are the Sioux nation,” Parsons said. “At the end of the day, they lose this war if they go to war, and they know that.”

I don’t know, do they? I wouldn’t be so sure–not after their response to the Viacom suit. And more to the point, isn’t Parsons forgetting something? Like the deplorable fate of the Sioux Nation?


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