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.


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    Anonymous Coward, 23 Feb 2012 @ 3:12pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    What makes you think you have the right to dictate how much someone makes? Nothing is wrong with someone making megabucks if they actually EARNED it, and donate some money to their favorite charities if they make a ton.

    Another thing to think about is that a lot of these "megabucks" people are the reason charities are even allowed to exist in the first place...

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