bakedjake - 12:38 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
This type of response is why I no longer bother, because it's just plain ignorant. If you think my writing books and you're dancing on the top of your car are the same thing, you are indeed about as talented as the proverbial car top dancer.
No body will miss your dancing, but you WILL miss those of us that create intellectual property when we cannot afford to create for your education and enjoyment.
My comment was tongue in cheek, coachm. But you should know that I am a very good car top dancer, and I've made money from it in the past.
We're on the same side, but you missed my point.
You shouldn't dilute this argument with claims of "not being able to make a living wage". Theft is wrong, pure and simple. It's got nothing to do with prices charged, or whether content creators can make a buck (or 10 an hour). It doesn't matter.
It's (legally and morally) wrong to steal something whether it costs $1, $10, $100, or $1,000,000.
Whether your writing is able to support you or not is a different matter entirely.
Piracy happens mainly for reasons of price and convenience. Make legitimate downloads easier than pirating them, and make piracy more costly than legitimate downloads, and you've solved the problem.