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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internet piracy, a windows thing?
by andih on Wed 26th Oct 2011 21:17 UTC
andih
Member since:
2010-03-27

piracy is a windows problem I think, except for some music once in a while, I don't need to download anything illegally. I got most things I need to do useful things already installed with my linux, and basically anything else is just an aptitude away.

I enjoy being able to "aptitdude install pdftk" e.g. or bashloop imagemagick tools, gs or other wonderful tools ;) So powerful and usually better than any pro version of anything.

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Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

Putting aside the absurdity of the above statement about FOSS software quality... Well, I can't speak for other Linux/BSD users; but using Linux certainly didn't stop me from downloading stuff off Youtube, etc. What stopped me was realizing that I wouldn't want someone violating the terms of distribution of artwork I created. Do unto others, etc.

I also have to point out the vast majority of really good FOSS applications are cross platform, and available to Windows users (and often Mac users) as well.

OTOH, most frequently pirated Windows (and Mac) software won't even work on Linux, so as far as software piracy goes it's all kind of moot.

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