[LINK] leaked treaty, no policing role for ISPs in copyright breaches

Gordon Keith gordonkeith at acslink.net.au
Fri Sep 10 13:46:38 EST 2010

On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 12:15:53 pm Steven Clark wrote:
> What is 'stolen' when a movie is copied? The opportunity to sell a 
> licence to the movie to you.

Not quite.

If a movie is copied the opportunity to sell a licence to that movie still 
exists. In fact a sale may becomes more likely if seeing the copied version 
means you would want to licence it.

Most of the money I have spent on games is purchasing games the kids have got 
copies of which I have liked so I purchase them. After purchasing I usually 
prefer to play the pirated copies as they have the DRM cracked.

But certainly having a copy of the game has not stolen the oportunity to sell 
a licence of the game to me.

Try again, what has been stolen?



Gordon Keith

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