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Re: Supply and Demand
said by fifty nine:I disagree, you are never going to get "close to zero" on this kind of illegal activity. I think the content owners would be fine if copying was kept to an individual, personal level. Like putting your DVD library on a media streaming device in your home, but you have to crack the encryption to put the video files on your hard drive, which is technically illegal but no one is ever going to care, unless you go beyond your personal use and upload it or something. Or maybe even (gasp) borrowing DVDs from a few close friends and family members and adding them to your collection. This is piracy on a small scale. It's the ramping it up to a large scale operation where there's a well-known server or services available to facilitate uploading and downloading to the masses that they get all worked up about. said by MyDogHsFleas: said by fifty nine:
If Apple fixed the piracy problem, then we wouldn't be talking about the piracy problem. The piracy problem is not fixed, and Apple offering legal downloads is not fixing the problem.
I don't understand what you are saying -- what to you is "fixing the piracy problem"?
Fixing the piracy problem would be few people illegally copying/downloading content, as in a very small minority, close to zero.
And I think that implementing services like Apple has that make content easily consumable, at a reasonable price, and gives the consumer what they want (not some dumbed-down version, not some tiny library with little content choice), will go a long way towards "solving the piracy problem". The enforcement side of the issue is going to play whack a mole with the big violators, but can't stamp out the piracy ecosystem that's enabled by lack of a legal service that gives them what they want.