Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Nov 2009 17:39 UTC, submitted by Tom Curtis
Legal As regular readers on OSNews will know, I'm quite opposed to the concept of post-sale restrictions, but also the insane countermeasures undertaken by the film and music industry against individuals who illegally download content. The reason I'm so opposed to these things is not because I approve of the act of illegal downloading - no, it's all about the slippery slope effect.
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These guys make me sick.
by Drumhellar on Fri 13th Nov 2009 18:28 UTC
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I'm not sure how they expect to keep their already huge profits by litigation against their customers. There have been several studies done by various consumer groups that indicate that people who download music spend more money on music than those who don't download.

The means of getting entertainment to the masses have changed, and the movie and recording industries need to be nimble.

Not so long ago, those industries were screaming bloody murder at the concept of easily-recordable cassette tapes. Then, it was CD burning. "We'll be out of business overnight!" they cried. But, that didn't happen.

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