Those interested in the definition of goods may want to refer back to my first ever publication on music industry economics, aptly titled: 'Is the price of recorded music heading towards zero?' - from Nov 2006.
The classic 2x2 matrix is explained, and then applied to digital music (non scarce, non rival) and posed challenges for rights holders to think through - then.
Mike's post, and many of the comments above, are right to point to the 'you wouldnt steal a car' mentality of the original report.
Understanding the 'need for a toll', as opposed to holding onto a private good mentality, helps you understand the difference between transactional activity and licensing.
Worth a pause for thought.
PS: Great to finaly post on this blog - big fan.
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