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Tag Archive: piracy

Apr 21 2013

Thou Shalt Pirate Pornography

A few people are pointing this out as an example of some of the religious hypocrisy endemic in organized Catholicism. While they’re making a good case about it — this is in fact hypocritical, if you consider piracy stealing — I’d rather point out that this makes these people every bit as human as anyone …

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Mar 01 2013

How do you value things that are freely obtained?

Amanda Palmer talks about how she’s monetized her art in a non-traditional manner, and how much success she has had and how much money she has made despite giving her music away for free. Her husband had some words about piracy that dovetail beautifully with Amanda’s philosophy. They got me to thinking — how much …

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Mar 17 2012

Neil Gaiman: Piracy boosts sales

It’s very telling to see someone extraordinarily popular, extraordinarily widely-read, and with a great deal to lose, put his own works up on the internet for free as an experiment, and change his mind about piracy when the empirical evidence proves his original thoughts on the matter wrong. Just yesterday, I bought a copy of …

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Feb 08 2012

The Worldwide Copyfight

The Sky Is Rising infographic - demonstrating that copyrighted content is generating MORE revenue, and even more content, in the new environment of the internet than ever before

And yet, the content middleman industry lumbers on, as only a dying cash cow can.