Motivated wrote:So tell me... how exactly did we all prove our point?
By winning every single discussion on the issue.
The PR-war, on the other hand, is lost. It is about money and lawyers, and we do not have a chance.
Such is life, and such is the internet for a generation more - until better tools and better users come along and find out that copyright means nothing with regards to canon and that sites that censor are inherently bullshit.
I recommend helping out the EFF, the FSF and the FSLC to hasten that day.
In the meantime, take comfort in the fact that we have members here who actually read the prequels first, but were still able to see how horribly wrong they were compared to the ideas and themes in Frank's books - no amount of lies and stupid reductions can hide their brilliance, not for those who are willing to read real literature.
And those who are not able to differentiate between literature and pulp were never the audience for Dune anyway...
If you want to cross the line, go steal the notes