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Arguments for digital piracy are drivel – it’s high time we steered away from this cultural cliff, argues author Chris Ruen.
Piracy may feel like victimless “free culture” to the user, but they are in fact participating in a digital black market.
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“Fifteen years of utter bollocks”: how a generation’s freeloading has starved creativity | New Statesman
Recently, my band Katagory V created a crowdsourcing campaign to finance the release of our latest album, which had been completed (recorded, mixed, and mastered) over three years ago. 1,117 more words
Let’s be clear: from Spotify to Pandora, streamed music is killing downloads, and that’s bad for artists and music lovers.
The opposition between art and commerce has…
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“Following the money is the key to shutting down the vast majority of websites that host illegal material,” said Weatherley. “This report explores a number of issues surrounding the piracy debate and I hope that it will spur further discussion both in the UK and, given the international nature of this problem, in other countries across the world.
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In Australia, there is very little that a musician can do to stop illegal streaming and downloading sites from using their work. These illegal sites make massive amounts of money from ads and nothing goes back to the artists who provide the content.
It’s not just music…
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“With most of these games being $20 and $50 or more to download, the loss of revenue from this amount of piracy is huge,” said Kyle Reed, Co-Founder and COO, CEG TEK.