[LINK] If This Is 'Piracy'

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Thu Mar 24 18:50:25 AEDT 2011

It's really worth browsing the link and listening or watching some of the clips, they are extraordinary:


> If This Is 'Piracy' Then I Support Piracy
> from the cut-and-paste? dept
> One of the common refrains in the comments from some of Techdirt's biggest critics is that I'm a "piracy supporter." I'm not sure what to make of such claims, because I don't actually support or endorse copyright infringement. I don't partake of it (willingly).  I don't use any file sharing programs for downloading or sharing content. I don't download unauthorized music or movies. My position is solely from the point of view of the content creator and how they might be able to better engage their audiences and put in place smarter business models. Yet, for some reason, people keep trying to paint me, falsely, as a supporter of "piracy." 
> Of course, what I do support is the creation of new and engaging content. What troubles me, is when people try to imply wonderful creative works are somehow not creative because they build on the works of people before them. Of course, that's silly. All kinds of wonderful creative works you enjoy almost certainly come from near direct copies of things that came before.

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