Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sharing is Caring - Pro Piracy Commercial

This commercial I found posted to and I thought that I would share it with you guys. Apparently, this commercial is an altered Zune commercial that seems to display that piracy doesn't hurt anyone and that sharing is in fact "caring". But I disagree with them.

I have heard arguments as to how piracy actually increases sales of music, etc. (which in many cases I believe it does). But the problem is that I don't believe that the decision of whether piracy is OK should be left to consumers, but to the content creators since they are the ones that worked to produce the music or movies. Do I believe that they should be lobbying governments to impose taxes on music devices, etc. or going after students and old ladies. No I don't. But ultimately, if you created the content you should be the one to decide how it is distributed since ultimately, you are the ones that spent months working on it and it is your livelihood. I'm sorry, but that is what I believe. What do you Think?

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