Originally Posted by Jaime_Astorga
I agree. We have basically reached the technological level where post-scarcity is possible in the digital world
, yet people are trying to impose artificial scarcity
in order to make this new world economically similar to the old one. I can only hope one day we will reach post-scarcity for physical items as well, as depicted in current works of science fiction.
I think that's because the "law-makers" are generally anything but progressive and young... I think we'll start to see changes once the older generation, the ones that only started to use computers and such at a more mature age has passed away. Once the majority of the "law-makers" are of the computer generation, we should see some improvement in that matter...
I personally think that piracy could be a good driving force. Look at MP3. As more and more people used the internet to share those music files, more and more shops started to pop up and more and more numbers started to sell individually (compared to buying a whole CD full). MP3 players came around and now it's hard to find anybody without a device that can play MP3 files.
At some point, the amount of legally available content should overshadow the amount of illegally available content. And while piracy will never disappear, it should become less.