Piracy: A Question Of Logic Versus Ethics

The New Oxford American Dictionary classifies "piracy" as 'the unauthorized use or reproduction of another's work'. More popularly, piracy is the act of unofficially and illegally distributing content (be it music, movies, software etc) where the originator of the content does not receive compensation from its sale and consumption. Traditionally, the act of piracy involved a vendor, who sold bootlegged content for much cheaper and even before official release. This practice has evolved into peer-to-peer and file-hosting services as we move into the digital age. The traditional method always involved a tangible revenue stream where the consumer doesn't know where the vendor gets his 'maal' from but there is an exchange of money which beyond the vendor, climbs dark and unknown ladders. The modern method

Published Date: Nov 12, 2010 06:54 pm | Updated Date: Nov 12, 2010 06:54 pm