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PIRACY IS PROGRESSIVE TAXATION, AND OTHER THOUGHTS ON THE EVOLUTION OF ONLINE DISTRIBUTION

Publisher Tim O'Reilly brings common sense and facts to the media copyright debate. He speaks from real experience and not the blind fear promoted by the entertainment titans.

O'Reilly lists 6 lessons from his experience in the publishing business.

  1. Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy.
  2. Piracy is progressive taxation
  3. Customers want to do the right thing, if they can.
  4. Shoplifting is a bigger threat than piracy.
  5. File sharing networks don't threaten book, music, or film publishing. They threaten existing publishers.
  6. "Free" is eventually replaced by a higher-quality paid service
  7. There's more than one way to do it.

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