Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Feb 2009 14:53 UTC
Legal Practically before the trial is up and running, The Pirate Bay has achieved a major victory over the entertainment industry. On day two, the prosecutor has dropped half of the charges against the bittorrent website. The remaining charges are much lighter than the ones that have been dropped.
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RE: Comment by merkoth
by WorknMan on Tue 17th Feb 2009 17:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by merkoth"
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This is why traditional media distributors are dying: The world evolved around them so much they don't understand it anymore. They're so pissed off that the way they used to make money doesn't work anymore that they can't even realize that they can actually embrace these technologies to make money in a different way. I think BitTorrent could prove like a very useful way to distribute _legal_ digital media, reducing production costs dramatically!

Possibly, but what incentive are people going to have to use the legal services when they can still use the illegal ones and get the content for free?

It's kind of hard to create a business model around a product that your customers are demanding for $0.

Maybe they could sell t-shirts or coffee mugs? ;)

Edited 2009-02-17 17:58 UTC

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