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In Reply to: RE: I do understand. posted by rbolaw on June 21, 2012 at 08:43:49
There is nothing "difficult" or "expensive" about it.
"Kids today aren't much different, nor are the pirates."
Yes, they are quite different. Rather than making a cassette copy of an lp, in less than two minutes they are making an exact copy of the entire store which can be replicated and distributed ad infinitum. That impacts the picture quite differently. As a friend said, it's the difference between grabbing an apple off the pile at the supermarket and getting a bunch of friends together to back a semi up to the supermaket and clean the whole place out, for about the same cost/time/effort. It's a different result.
And to clarify, I don't think the "pirates" are the biggest problem. As you say, they will exist regardless. No doubt there is a black market for Macbooks. The difference is how Emily feels about buying a stolen Macbook compared to copying a hard drive of music.
As for the "two of us" educating a generation, I'll do my part. You'll notice that the article has now had over half a million views, and you might read some of the comments to get an idea of other people's views on the subject.
Edits: 06/21/12Follow Ups:
Looks like the hackers who had found a way in to the Berlin Phil's Digital Concert Hall for free have recently run up against some encryption barriers. Some encryption beating will be necessary, though some hacker will no doubt succeed soon enough. My point was that if the product is good enough and low priced enough, the pirates are a lot less relevant.
"My point was that if the product is good enough and low priced enough, the pirates are a lot less relevant."
And this is where we disagree, if $.99 is too expensive for someone, the price isn't the issue.
I would have to agree. This is not about price. I told that to a friend of mine a few years ago. I told him he would steal music as long a he could because he has no ethics.....because it is easy to do, he believes there is nothing wrong with it.....his argument, if they don't want me to get it for free then THEY should figure out a way to prevent it....a whole generation of kids think that way....
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