Linked by twitterfire on Tue 25th Oct 2011 21:15 UTC
Multimedia, AV ABC.net.au has published an article titled "The Case for Piracy". The writer shows how copyright has been hijacked by corporations and that publishers are their own worst enemies. "One of the main reasons we all have anti-piracy slogans embedded in our brains is because the music industry chose to try and protect its existing market and revenue streams at all costs and marginalise and vilify those who didn't want to conform to the harsh new rules being set."
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RE: What can you do ...
by terrakotta on Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:50 UTC in reply to "What can you do ..."
terrakotta
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Sure thing, you can live without, the fact remains though that as a consumer (as in: you really want it) there are only 2 options:

1) pay a lot of money for content and get screwed in the process, getting later (if at all) than it aired in the originating country. Content being a volatile product depends a lot on the me-needs-it-right-now attitude of humans to addictions.
2) get it for free, without ads, without viruses, faster and most often in higher quality than the legal version.

Content owners just have to adapt, screwing your customers is never ever ever a good business model.

Now to your you don't need to watch/listen to it point:
beauty and art are a core part of most animal forms, mostly to attract mates (mostly of the other sex). Mankind has evolved it a bit further than that, nevertheless, without it live would be boring.

Does it give someone the right to steal (although human evolution is highly corelated to intellectual property "theft")? It does not, but it goes both ways, the content owners try to steal from the consumers by demanding a higher price for a lower quality product than the market is willing to pay.

In a free market neither the owner nor the consumer can set the price, apparently the content owners don't really like that... Not to mention that intelectual property rights are artificial ways to create artificial monopolies, without them piracy wouldn't even be illegal. Rendering your point mute.

To the one who said that prices for other people go up due to piracy, this is untrue, prices for music content have stayed the same before and after the internet explosion.

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