Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jul 2011 22:59 UTC
Internet & Networking Via TorrentFreak: "Entertainment industry lobby groups often describe file-sharers as thieves who refuse to pay for any type of digital content. But not everyone agrees with this view. Swedish telecom giant Ericsson sees copyright abuse as the underlying cause of the piracy problem. In a brilliant article, Rene Summer, Director of Government and Industry Relations at Ericsson, explains how copyright holders themselves actually breed pirates by clinging to outdated business methods." No faeces, Sherlock.
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I like the article
by ndrw on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 07:30 UTC
ndrw
Member since:
2009-06-30

and I like the company sending such a message to the public.

Sure, we can't be sure if this article reflects what Ericsson excecs are really thinking about, but I found that all companies they are extremely careful not to say something they inherently disagree with (just look at RiM's answer to the open letter or how Apple execs are responding to their critics; particularly at what both these companies don't say).

Does it matter in practice what the company says? Well, I for one would feel a lot better applying for a job at Ericsson or buying their product rather than going to one of their competitors. (I'm about to start looking for a new job soon and my cellphone upgrade is long overdue so that's not an empty message).

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RE: I like the article
by unoengborg on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 09:17 in reply to "I like the article"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

Unfortunately Ericsson doesn't sell any consumer products. The cell phones are made by Sony Ericsson 50% owned by Ericsson 50% by Sony, and I'm not sure they would agree with the ideas of this guy.

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RE[2]: I like the article
by ndrw on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 11:40 in reply to "RE: I like the article"
ndrw Member since:
2009-06-30

You're probably right the Sony part. Unfortunately.

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