Jeremy Silver on “The Pirate Thing” http://bit.ly/daQo7e “There is a shift in attitude of mind required.”
Jeremy Silver is the chair of the Featured Artist Coalition and not exactly a disinterested party. The whole article is worth a close read:
There is a shift in attitude of mind required. We have to look at a world in which the reproduction right and the control of it are progressively eroded. Given the woefully low level of economic development of alternative methods of funding content, we are fortunate that the rate of erosion is slower than it might have been. Whether the impending new legislation in the UK will slow that erosion any more, I somehow doubt. And unfortunately I believe the cost of that legislation to civil liberties and freedom of speech will be much greater than the likely cultural and economic benefit it strives to achieve.