“Entertainment Industry” – the term industry itself indicates they are here to make money with no regard for art. The MPAA should pay compensation to Pirate Bay for the downtime. There are 2 aspects to the entire issue:
- Music/Movies/Software companies have to make money to pay the bills.
- Automobile mannufacturers do not give away free cars and airline companies don’t distribute free airline tickets.
- Artists, actors, directors, programmers, etc. have put in time and effort, which needs recognition as well as remuneration.
- Music, Movies and Code are not tangible products manufactured for mass consumption. They are art. They are like poetry. No corporation should stop any individual from appreciating art.
- People have always read literature in libraries and admired art in museums. The internet is the modern library/museum of all digital/digitized art forms. How can you stop somebody from accessing the library?
- Internet gives the audience an opportunity to discover artists/movies which would have otherwise been highly unlikely. We don’t want media barons to make the choices for us through their TV channels.
- Car manufacturers(or any tangible product for that matter) provide after-sales service and product gurantees. Wil a music company take back a mp3 from me if I don’t like it after I purchased it? After all the product is in mint condition.
- Will we be paid compensation by Microsoft for the privacy and security loopholes in their propreitary OS? If they don’t take responsibilty then they do not have any right to dictate the software and formats that I should be using on my PC.
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