[The Digital Edge] Piracy online

Issued by: NATIVE VML | 14 Sep 2009 08:00
In this week's episode of The Digital Edge we investigate the issue of online piracy. Who doesn't copy music, TV series and films from the countless available sources on the Internet? It's free and it's simple - but it's also a crime.
[The Digital Edge] Piracy online - NATIVE VMLBut is it a victimless crime, as many say? With the Recording Industry Association of America going after students and single mothers for outrageous amounts of money that they could never afford, has the anti-piracy crusade escalated to ridiculous levels? Is Britney Spears' well-being under threat from millions of teenaged thieves, or is it time for the entertainment industry to wake up and smell the future?

We speak to Christian Engstrom, head of the Swedish Pirate Party and now a member of the European Parliament, who argues that piracy is merely a way of making culture free. On the other side of the coin, we hear from the recording industry as well as recording artists to see how this affects their business and artistry.

Steal our podcast online from 12pm on Monday September 14 - www.thedigitaledge.co.za.

14 Sep 2009 08:00


LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This Message Board accepts no liability of legal consequences that arise from the Message Boards (e.g. defamation, slander, or other such crimes). All posted messages are the sole property of their respective authors. The maintainer does retain the right to remove any message posts for whatever reasons. People that post messages to this forum are not to libel/slander nor in any other way depict a company, entity, individual(s), or service in a false light; should they do so, the legal consequences are theirs alone. Bizcommunity.com will disclose authors' IP addresses to authorities if compelled to do so by a court of law.