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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RE: piracy is theft
by umccullough on Wed 1st Sep 2010 05:14 UTC in reply to "piracy is theft"
umccullough
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but either way you are stealing revenue from the producers of such content


Wrong.

Stealing revenue and denying revenue are *very* different things.

Stealing revenue suggests that there was a) revenue to be made in the first place, and b) rather than the copyright owner receiving it, the infringer received it instead.

What you're describing is what generally happens when an infringer sells bootleg copies of a copyrighted work. And even then, there's no guarantee that the buyer would have paid full price (there have been plenty of studies that suggest this is true).

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