Surviving in an Ocean of Piracy

June 11, 2008

Did you know that the ratio of pirated music to legitimately downloaded music is roughly akin to the ratio of salt water to fresh water on the planet?  I noticed this in a moment of exasperation when reading a post casually suggesting how piracy should be reduced to a “livable range”.  When translated with the above observation, the statement is about as realistic as:

“We all have to live with a range of salinities… I think the goal is to relegate salt-water to a livable range not to eradicate it altogether, which is likely impossible anyway.”

Piracy *is* the digital music industry.  Everything else is a footnote or a rounding error.

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