On Thu, 24 Apr 2008, Gareth 'bigbro' Eason wrote:
> Patrick O'Doherty wrote:
>> I can't believe that the record industry still believes that all the music
>> that is pirated would have been legally bought were it not available
>> piracy. They see it as lost sales, when in fact it should be seen as market
>> While all of this is pertinent, I think it's (IMHO) the wrong
> argument to be using in this case - and I hope Eircom does not even attempt
Though, such arguments would be very relevant if it came to arguing
about damages. At which stage, it's also worth bearing in mind that:
- per-unit gross costs of a physical copy should not be equivalent to
a digital one
- where the old-media companies do allow digital sales, they have
much *higher* margins..
> for a fixed period of time. I'd love to see the algorithm that can accurately
> spot that on an ISP network.
Then there's fair-dealing in general, lending, or copying for
archival purposes. etc. etc. The only way this automated-enforcement
can work is if we throw fair-dealing away altogether.
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