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Anti-Piracy Propaganda Posing as a Documentary
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^ That was fuckin' funny... Saved.

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Piracy is not theft, as the free market has determined through supply and demand that the value is actually $0 due to the unlimited supply associated with being a non-scarce resource. If anything, buying music should be seen as an investment for the artist to produce more, not as a required transaction.

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Pirate, and you have to come up with moral justifications for it. Interesting behavior.

Frankly, pirating doesn't actually hurt anyone unless you were going to buy it otherwise. The only people they're actually worried about are potential customers lost from pirating.
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Baron's lack of presence in this thread is most unusual

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After reading a thread in another internet forum I forget the name of which happened to be about this subject, I came across an interesting perspective on the matter.

"Copyright/trademark/patents (IP) is not about money, it's about control."

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