Nassim Taleb on nationalism

“People were suddenly brainwashed to believe in the nation state as an entity. It is remarcable how fast and how effectively you can construct a nationality with a flag, a few speeches and a national anthem.”

Swiss Govt: Downloading Movies and Music Will Stay Legal

After conducting a study on piracy in Switserland

They (the government) see absolutely no need to change the law because downloading has no proven negative impact on the production of national culture.

I think this is both inevitable and short sighted. Yes, the entertainment industry has been disrupted and there is nothing much you can do as a government but there is more to entertainment than national culture. That has been disrupted a long time ago.