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  •  No. Its not BS (8+ / 0-)

    Online piracy is real. We may quibble about the numbers, but it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

    Further, we deserve to be fairly compensated for our work. We are neither greedy nor talentless. I resent that kind of attitude, and frankly it makes it much harder to make the case against Draconian and ineffective anti-pirating laws.

    •  The numbers you quoted and used to further (0+ / 0-)

      this obscenity are, just as otto points out, complete BS.

      The point is that the losses the industry suffers are the result of industry management's lack of imagination, incompetence, and greed, far more than file sharing. Trying to blame somebody else for one's own failings is human nature, but let's consider the consequences of catering to it.

      And not for nothing, I too worked in and around the  industry for quite some time and virtually everyone I knew is in the business as well.

      "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

      by Greyhound on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 11:17:09 AM PST

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    •  we CAN quibble about numbers (1+ / 0-)
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      Because those are the meat of this argument.

      Leave it to John Lennon to cleverly provide a clarifying example.

      On his "Mind Games" album there is a track called the Nuptonian International Anthem -

      the track is 2 seconds of slience (haha) - yet retails as a separate track for .99 cents.

      Maybe, just maybe, all music isn't worth .99.  Maybe its worth .19 a pop?  Maybe all TV shows aren't worth what they're being sold for either?

      The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. --George Orwell

      by jgkojak on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 11:56:56 AM PST

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