Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Aug 2010 22:09 UTC
Legal Despite doing what I think are some great things for the American people, the Obama administration has a dark side. Joe Biden and many others on staff come straight from the RIAA camp, and it shows. Today, the Obama administration disregarded every US law relating to theft and copyright by stating that piracy is "flat, unadulterated theft".
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piracy is theft
by DonK on Wed 1st Sep 2010 03:58 UTC
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There seems to be a one sided view here. A movie company invests millions to produce a movie (many people btw get employed by such projects) only to have people illegally copy and distribute such content. It makes no difference if the distribution produces financial gains, the fact is that the movie company loses revenue due to such illegal use. Is that fair? We all like free stuff but how many would feel happy if they invested a lot of effort (e.g. to develop music, or a novel, or a program) only to lose on potential revenue due to illegal copying and distribution.

Sure, one can argue that copyrights are violated and I agree, but either way you are stealing revenue from the producers of such content. Don't agree to terms preventing you from playing that music file on a different device than what you paid for? Then don't buy the damm song in the first place. No one is forcing you to purchase them. Grow up kids.

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