May 3, 2007

In Web Uproar, Antipiracy Code Spreads Wildly - New York Times

In Web Uproar, Antipiracy Code Spreads Wildly - New York Times

Does this mean that piracy wins and that digital intellectual property, particularly entertainment content, has no realistic protection? Why does this attitude by so many thousands of Internet users prevail? Does stealing (piracy have different meanings depending on what's stolen? Perhaps this thievery has taken on the attributes of a 'little white lie.' Or, perhaps they have a Robin Hood complex.

Because no one seems to be visibly hurt by this theft (because the target is BIG media), does that make it right? Or is it that the little guy gets and opportunity to stick it to the 'Man,' including the U.S. Government and the laws it enacts?

If that's the attitude, perhaps the thieves embrace anarchy, too.
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