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 ebasconp on Tue 15th Mar 2011 14:52 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.

You have such line of thinking because, ok, you live in a first world country where you can afford anything you need.

Ok, I cannot afford a Ferrari, but I can afford a brazilian Volkswagen (that is what I actually have); but as I said in other comment thread, if I would be a graphical designer, I would have to buy Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, etc. etc. and I simply could not afford it and I would have to buy pirated copies.

You could argue that I could buy Pixelmator, or use Paint.NET or the Gimp, but though I am a fan of such products, I do not know if a "pro" would be happy with them.

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