Piracy due to lack of legal options

“If you give people a legal way to consume the content they want, they will pay for it. But when you make it impossible to legally consume the content they want, they will pirate it.” – Fred Wilson #screwable

I’ve said this many times. The world is flat. There is no worldwide currency so you can’t use exchange rates to justify higher costs in different markets. People have friends around the world, and they’d like to talk about that episode of House with their friends worldwide after they’ve seen it.

Give people sensible legal options. Don’t censor content (really, rely on the ratings).

Markets in Asia today have no streaming tv/movie content. No streaming radio. No purchasing of legal music. There is so much growth potential. If only the industry sees it. The technology is already here. Profiteers are what’s blocking progress.

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  4. Podcast hosting options?
  5. Software piracy, the BSA, and where’s the opensource love?

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