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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RE: generation 'entitlement'
by Soulbender on Tue 15th Mar 2011 13:16 UTC in reply to "generation 'entitlement'"
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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.

No-one is trying to excuse piracy. The fact of the matter is, if a DVD cost 20-25% of your monthly salary you're not going to buy it. Either you avoid the product or you're going to pirate it. If you want to sell to these people you need to lower your price. End of story.

You're not entitled anything at all other than your basic human rights,

Technically, making a profit isn't a human right either.

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