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I'll give you a hint. Jacob Send a noteboard - 13/02/2012 03:31:56 PM
I know a lot about the world of piracy. Probably more than anyone on this board, for whatever that's worth. And I can tell you that, right now, opinions are split pretty evenly, as far as I can tell. There are a lot of people who, like you, think that piracy is a problem simply because of the pricing issue. Most of the people in this camp are big content owners. They think their content is extremely valuable because, to them, it is, and they are angry and offended by those who they think are just looking to get something valuable for free.

On the other hand, you have a lot of people out there who believe the opposite; that, yes, there are people who download just to get something for free, but that piracy is mainstream because it currently offers a much better experience. No ads, no region locking, no quality issues, no DRM, etc. The people in this camp tend to be independent from the content industry. Consumers, internet advocacy groups, etc.

I'm not sure which group is right, and which reason (price or service) accounts for more incidents of piracy. I just want you to realize that it's a very complicated debate that's nowhere near as cut and dry as you might think. There are a lot of reasons to pirate, and "I want stuff for free" is nowhere near the only motivation.


The second group is lying. All that argument is is justifying what is both a profitable, currently illegal, and mostly easy practice. It's about immediate and simple gratification. And yes, ease and quickness of distribution, along with price point, is what usually drives a market, but you are kidding yourself if you allow yourself to believe the argument that 'Piracy provides a much better experience' and thus is legitimate and acceptable.
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I'll give you a hint. - 13/02/2012 03:31:56 PM 482 Views
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