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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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Piracy is not evil, it is normal
by NuxRo on Wed 26th Oct 2011 04:23 UTC
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2010-09-25

Imho, internet piracy exists because of 2 main reasons:
1 - convenience (e.h. "I want this naow!1")
2 - money ("I'm not - cannot or will not - paying €5 for that ^&%")

1 - I know of no company that will provide most of the stuff you will find on a decent bittorrent site; and if they did exist I doubt getting their content will be as easy as clicking a "download torrent" link.

2 - It's 2011, there are 2 billion estimated internet users; I bet that more than half of them live in countries with €300 average monthly income (or much less). These people cannot and will not pay whatever Big content is asking for latest Hollywood film or music album. Prices should be reduced in this case.

Whoever will solve the above 2 points will be incredibly wealthy & powerful. In the meanwhile piracy in the form of bittorrent and so on will be addressing this issue.

Edited 2011-10-26 04:25 UTC

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