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Friday, July 28, 2006

On Piracy: Documentary on File Sharing


[Media: Video]

This morning I've been watching the Canadian documentary "On Piracy", and it's absolutely fantastic. So far the interviews have been very balanced, taken both from the music industry's point of view and of consumers. Both sides of the Piracy argument have been well covered and it's really interesting to see how passionate and invested both sides are.

The amusing thing at this point is that the recording industry is a little more frantic and off-topic. Contrasting the record execs with scholars and historians might be a little unfair just because the later are so well spoken. But it's interesting to hear the execs say that their industry is "flexible", and to see them stumble over the idea that videogames are outselling music.

I haven't seen the whole thing yet, but so far it is excellent. Highly recommended.

Link (via Waxy)