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  •  And yet, no one pirates unknown authors/artists. (1+ / 0-)
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    Bill W

    This is a specious point.  My students often attempt to float it, too, but let's be honest.  No one is stealing Fourth of July's music.  They're stealing Maroon 5's.  No one is  stealing Saladin Ahmed's novels; they're stealing Stephen King's.  No one is stealing We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks; they're stealing Star Trek: Into Darkness.

    Moreover, should be up to the individual artist or author and his or her agents to decide if she or he wants to give her or his work out for free to get "word of mouth", not the "good people" at Pirate Bay.

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