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

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Fri Sep 10 14:59:44 EST 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> From: link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au 
> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Gordon Keith
> Sent: Friday, 10 September 2010 1:47 PM
> To: link at mailman.anu.edu.au
> Subject: Re: [LINK] leaked treaty,no policing role for ISPs 
> in copyright breaches
> 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?
> Regards
> Gordon

An interesting response and one that according to IPFI is the status quo
for 75% of file sharers.

i.e.: IFPI RIN 2010 stated that 25% of file sharers don't buy the music
they download for free.
Of course, the converse must be that 75% do.


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