Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 23:22 UTC
In the News "A major new report from a consortium of academic researchers concludes that media piracy can't be stopped through 'three strikes' Internet disconnections, Web censorship, more police powers, higher statutory damages, or tougher criminal penalties. That's because the piracy of movies, music, video games, and software is 'better described as a global pricing problem'. And the only way to solve it is by changing the price."
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generation 'entitlement'
by bram on Tue 15th Mar 2011 01:09 UTC
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Ugh... the reasoning of generation 'entitlement' again.
From the article:

When legitimate CDs, DVDs, and computer software are five to ten times higher (relative to local incomes) than they are in the US and Europe, simply ratcheting up copyright enforcement won't do enough to fix the problem.

So what... a ferrari sports car is ten times more expensive in poor countries relative to income. Does that mean that the ferrari is incorrectly priced?

Screw this line of reasoning that you should be entitled to buy stuff at the price point you can afford. If you can't afford it, you can't afford it. End of story.

Why does OSnews keep putting the problem with the producers, and portray the consumers (pirates included) as the victims here?

No, you're not entitled to watch any blockbuster movie you fancy at a price point of your liking. You're not entitled anything at all other than your basic human rights, which does not include affordable consumption of hollywood produce.


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