I hate to legitimize your point by replying to it or delve into name calling, but in this case it must be done: you are a fucking moron.
Once again copyright infringement != stealing, as you haven't "stolen" (deprived someone of something physical) anything.
Also, reducto ad absurdium is never a good way to frame your argument. By robbing a bank, you steal (deprive the bank of) money. When you download music, you make an identical copy of the song(s). The artist has been deprived of nothing. You might claim that the download deprives the artist of money, but why is it that the music industry is thriving even though infringement is rampant?
"...and if Itunes exists, why does this ISP think there is a need for more?"
Well AC, if you bothered to look at the first thread, you would realize that because of various licensing issues people in EU countries can't access the music they want. And what do people do when they aren't allowed to legally support musicians, or the cost is extravagantly high? Thats right, they go and get it anyway.
"And just as we write, movie execs at Warner are happy they successfully delayed a pirated copy of The Dark Knight for almost 40 hours after the film opened (contrary to what happened in other films like the mega flop Speed Racer and other non-flops). They are happy everybody who wanted to see the film first hand had to go and pay for it. And bingo: a record box-office. In other words, they take measures nobody ever did and successfully delay pirates. And the film in case has a first day opening no one ever saw."
...Have you heard of a phrase, its especially true here: correlation does not imply causality
You know why the dark knight got so much money from ticket sales? IT WAS A GOOD MOVIE "contrary to what happened in other films like the mega flop Speed Racer and other non-flops"
As Bill Engval would say "Here's your sign"
Techdirt has not posted any stories submitted by 7ru7h.