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Article:
  Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution
Subject:   Online distribution
Date:   2002-12-19 09:48:25
From:   anonymous2
I believe my adamant opposition to information theft comes from years of listening to its apologists.


I accept that the economics cited in the article might be correct and to the advantage of artists and content producers, but I also think it should be exclusively their right to decide whether to participate or not. Pirates remove their right of choice. Pirates then come up with nice-sounding rationalizations for doing so, hoping to pass off their self-interested behavior as something enlightened.


If the price is too high, do without; the "cult of entitlement" excuses get old really fast.


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