incrediBILL - 10:25 pm on Jul 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
It is copyright holders who benefit, and they should try to make an honest case for why the benefits outweigh the costs.
Why should they make an 'honest' case?
THEY did nothing wrong, it's the pirates that are dishonest.
Maybe they should just stop producing music altogether.
That would teach people a lesson.
Funny how any other worker in the world gets bent out of shape if they aren't compensated accordingly for their work but people think entertainment media is different.
No, it isn't.
You don't deserve free entertainment unless the creator gives it away or it's on a free broadcast medium. Free broadcast radio and TV started this entitlement mentality and I remember people used to (and still do) steal cable TV using the same lame arguments pirates use about stealing files.
Now queue up the lame arguments that infringement isn't stealing so we can ride that idiotic broken moral compass carousel again. Crooks are crooks no matter what kind of infringement candy coating they wear.
"If we can't afford it stealing it shouldn't be a crime because it's just a 'copy'"
Rationalization of the infringement insane.