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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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    Ed C., 21 Feb 2012 @ 9:58pm

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    Huh? I know many who are 60+, retired, and either veg out in front on the boobtube (many still have old fashioned CRT sets) or leave it all almost all day, burning lots of electricity, just to have "something on". Most of the 20-30 somethings I know have one or more jobs and are too busy to watch TV. Sure, I know some younger couch sprouts too, but not many. Then again, you're unlikely to ever meet their kind out in public.

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