Tuesday April 10th, 2012 informationliberation.com
If Piracy Is So Devastating, Why Are We Seeing An Unprecedented Outpouring Of Creativity (Techdirt)
One of the favorite tropes of the anti-piracy crowd is that all this unauthorized sharing is killing culture, pauperizing artists and generally making the world go to hell in a handbasket. The only pieces of evidence adduced in support of that position are the market reports put together for the copyright industries that (a) say the sky is falling and (b) base that analysis on the industries' own unsubstantiated claims.