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If every TV show was offered at a fair price to everyone in the world, there would definitely be much less copyright infringement. But because of the monopoly power of the cable companies and content creators, they might actually make less money.
– Holmes Wilson, co-director of Fight for the Future
Our legal efforts served as an essential educational tool: Fans know far more now about copyright laws and the legal consequences of stealing music than ever before. Before initiating lawsuits in 2003, only 35 percent of people knew file-sharing on P2P was illegal; afterward, awareness grew to 70 percent.
— Liz Kennedy, communications director for the RIAA, in response to an article in the Tennessean, which stated that the Association’s legal initiatives had failed because “the suits ultimately proved ineffective in ending systematic online piracy”
VoicesHere is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site. (Click on the image to see a bigger version.)
In which a 1.3 percent decline is the new up! And in semi-related news: Have you seen the new Beastie Boys video?