Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution
Subject:   Thanks. You nailed it.
Date:   2002-12-13 11:15:23
From:   timoreilly
Response to: Again, readers miss the point

You're absolutely right that I wasn't encouraging people to go out and infringe other people's copyrights. I was urging the industries that are afraid of new media to embrace them instead, so that we can create a paid online content industry that works. I am quite confident that we'll get there eventually in any case, but we can get there more quickly, with less pain, and without training people to infringe (because their choice is not between paying and not paying for online music, but between listening and not listening.)