Originally Posted by JoeD
I think that is true of some, but others just want something for free, no matter how you change your distribution or how much money they make.
They don't give a damn that if enough people took the same view that the software/book/music they enjoy would never have been made and future products likely won't be.
That imo is why it's important that an effort is made to tackle piracy.
But would those individuals have paid if they couldn't pirate? Some maybe, but a lot more probably not. And if they wouldn't have paid anyway, who cares (other than HarryT)? What benefit is it to the content creator? If we're talking about a tiny number of people who pirate and
would have paid if they had to, then is it worth it to pass ever more restrictive laws that effect everyone just to stop a relatively small number of people? Or should that just be the cost of doing business?
The music and movies industry is doing amazingly well right now with the laws as they are and thanks to an internet that developed in a relatively unrestricted environment. If we're really being honest, do we think that they would be making millions or billions more if we imposed harsher laws on pirates?