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Old 10-05-2012, 08:39 AM   #61
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It sounds like you are much more interested in thinking nasty thoughts about those you believe have wronged you than you are in actually monetizing your work. People who acquire your work through backchannels have not taken income away from you because you never had the money. What they have done is expressed satisfaction with your work and dissatisfaction with your distribution system. You may feel righteous telling them "My way or the highway!" but technology will not let you make good on that threat. In the meantime you are alienating all those "slime" who may be simultaneously part of your paying audience (obtaining something from pirates does not mean you obtain everything from pirates) and/or may become paying customers if either their circumstances or your distribution methods change.
HarryT doesn't care that no money was taken from him, he cares that someone got a benefit without paying for it; it's irrelevant to him that stopping that person from getting the unpaid for benefit would put no money in his pocket.

Case in point:

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...I have a right - both moral and legal - to expect payment from those who use my work, and those who use it without paying are taking money from me to which I am legally entitled...
HarryT doesn't care that the laws he would like have serious downsides and wouldn't result in any more sales than he has now, all he cares about is punishing those that he feels have wronged him.

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