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Louis CK himself proved in his recent stand up production that people are willing to pay a fair price for something they see worth it rather than pirate it. He did this by charging $5 for his latest performance to download or stream with no restrictions, DRM, or anyhing of the sort. I openly supported this (and I easily could have went to a torrent site to get it) and many others did too, so much so that in a few days he earned over a million dollars. Fairness and open competition will always resonate better with people than monopolies and government regulation/restrictions; at least in terms of business.
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I signed up just to post this. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." As a rational person with a degree in Economics, I can understand losses from copyright and wanting to protect their intellectual property. What I don't agree with is how these bills go about it with censorship and "big brother" monitoring rather than attempting to solve the actual problem.
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Jan 18, 2012