Geist: Canadian-backed report says music, movie, and software piracy is a market failure, not a legal one – thestar.com

Geist: Canadian-backed report says music, movie, and software piracy is a market failure, not a legal one – thestar.com.

Well, duh. Better pricing and distribution models would lead to better sales and a greater appreciation of legal acquisition. Suing people for thousands of dollars for downloading content that costs only tens of dollars will only lead to a lack of appreciation for the distributors, and it leads to more secretive illegal acquisition attempts. But if you treat your consumers with some decency, chances are they’ll treat your product the way you want.

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