Just to be clear on a FACT:
stealing = SUBTRACTION
copying = ADDITION
if you "steal" my car, I do not have it anymore.
If you "copy" my music/movie/ebook, I still HAVE the music/movie/ebook
BTW the **AA's want to be rid of libraries as well, which is why digital books expire after X number of loans
the publishers of books are having a hard time of it right now, but there are more authors than EVER before
the music RECORDING industries are seeing a decline in CD sales, but more music is being made now than EVER before
the movie industries are making MORE PROFIT than ever before, and yet there are saying they are being short changed. anyone with a camera or cell
phone can make a movie now
(BTW the actor who played Darth Vader in return of the Jedi HAS NEVER been Paid)
Did you know that the "return of the Jedi" HAS NEVER MADE A PROFIT ( who is ripping whom OFF?)
I read books, quite a bit, my wife estimates that I have read about a Million books in the last 20 years. if I like an Author and his work I WILL pay
for it. ( I bought "Area 51" by Robert Doherty at Goodwill for 50 cents, used, there are another 9 books to the Series, I bought those at 6$ per book
plus shipping, why? I could have bought them for 50 cents used, but I want books 11-14 to be written) that is called "return the benefit" and goes
hand in hand with "connect with fans" those are viable business models that WORK. Suing your customer base is not a viable long term business model
but the **AA's DO just that. ( don't get me started on DRM in video games )
I have been reading and studying this for about 5 years now on another very informative site if you want to know what it is U2U me and I'll tell you.
(no requirement to sign up for anything)
Legacy players want to turn the clock back to 1979, and use laws to make it so.
imagine what it was like back in 1979, do we REALLY want to go back to the DISCO era??
edit on 10-4-2013 by thedigirati because: (no reason