February 8, 2011
Don't Make Me Steal ... please
Just found the Don't Make Me Steal project via Hypebot. It's an appeal from movie fans to movie makers, setting out a manifesto for the conditions under which they promise not to illegally download movie online.
Great idea ...
Of course, it basically reflects the wisdom of people who've paid attention to the record industry's problems with illegal downloaders and file-swappers. I can't help but wonder how different things might be had the record industry been given this kind of advice early in their campaign against pirates.
Would they have listened? Probably not. Would they have learned faster? Possibly. The people in charge of selling recorded music might be blinded by greed, but they're not stupid. They are clever people with large resources and their livelihoods at stake.
Of course, that description also applies to movie makers. Let's hope that they don't fall prey to same faith in legal protection and unwillingness to adapt to a changed environment.
Stay tuned for that one ...Posted by Hughie at February 8, 2011 6:36 PM