Originally Posted by Ninjalawyer
However, if you treat it like a failure of a business model, then it leaves it to the creators rather than the state to figure it out, and it opens up the possibility of creators coming up with a business model that actually functions alongside their customers' behaviour.
Especially if they keep counting each downloader as a "lost sale" I met someone, who, prior to his discovery about the tools, used to ONLY buy books if he knew he could get a pirated copy of it somewhere.
I often wonder how many "pirates" are precisely like him, bought the book, but just want to, uh, keep it? Basically keeping the copy as "proof" that he bought and paid for it.