Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Feb 2011 00:14 UTC
Multimedia, AV Piracy hurts the content industry. This has been the common line of thought in the piracy and copyright debate for years now, and even though study after study highlight that this is simply not the case - or at least, not as clear-cut a case - the content industry and its avid fans continue to spread this party line. Well, yet another study, this time from the Japanese government, has concluded that piracy actually increases anime DVD sales.
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Doesn't matter really
by sigzero on Sun 6th Feb 2011 00:46 UTC
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Even if you end up buying it later, you still stole it in the first place.

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RE: Doesn't matter really
by jabbotts on Tue 8th Feb 2011 16:32 in reply to "Doesn't matter really"
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What if one buys it in the first place and downloads alternative formats of the same licensed content? What of when it's not yet available on DVD but long since been through the theaters; still an issue if one is going to be buying the disk upon release?

It's really not a black and white topic like big content would have us believe.

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