How To Turn A Legitimate Buyer Into A Pirate In Five Easy Steps

from the ip-in-the-oatmeal dept

As we've mentioned before, it's interesting to watch copyright issues break into the mainstream and get attention from bigger and bigger sources. This time, Matthew Inman used his famous (and widely read) webcomic The Oatmeal to recount the moral quandary he was placed in when trying to watch Game of Thrones. It's hard to get the full effect without the whole comic, so you should really go read it—but here's a preview:

Of course, plenty of people have been saying this for years: the biggest driver of piracy is a lack of legitimate offerings. Unfortunately, the legacy players think (or at least claim) that they are being innovative with their offerings, even as their customers tell them otherwise. Hopefully, as people like Inman continue putting all-too-common stories like this into the spotlight, they will begin to get the message.

Filed Under: copyright, game of thrones, ip, piracy, purchases, the oatmeal


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 21 Feb 2012 @ 6:41am

    More of the same from our shills

    "But these new models WON'T WORK for 200 Billion Dollar projects"

    The economy is changing. Everyone is being asked to do more with less. Businesses the world over are having to slash costs and reduce work forces. What makes you think Hollywood is immune to these effects?

    That's a serious question. Not trying to troll the trolls. Every year movie production costs go up to record levels. How is that cost structure sustainable in any market?

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