As a follow-up to the last post, I am particularly disturbed by the trend among some libertarians (not ones on the staff of Reason, thankfully) to take a militantly pro-industry stance about intellectual property. Anyone who can look at the media industry’s reaction to rampant file-sharing by making it increasingly difficult to buy and use music and movies, and not see a total failure to engage with the market, needs a serious perspective adjustment. Not to mention that the fact that it is the media companies which are lobbying for increasingly intrusive regulations should raise red flags in any liberty-oriented mind. Government props for an industry which refuses to change with the times isn’t “pro-market”, it’s simply good old-fashioned protectionism. Which, last I checked, was not on the list of things libertarians approve of.