Piracy and our sense of entitlement

by Sam Barillaro. 0 Comments

A lot has been said lately regarding the whole piracy debate. No one (in their right mind) thinks it’s right, but there is some disagreement as to whether consumers are at fault due to an unrealistic sense of entitlement, or content providers who are making it difficult for their customers to simply pay for their content.

PandoDaily has seen the latest in this saga with two of their writers debating the issue. The argument for privacy, and the parody on our sense of entitlement.

I won’t begin to go through the issues with the parody argument of stealing an iPhone, but I get the point. Yes, we as consumers can be quite demanding, especially now it has become so easy to get and consume content. Is that our fault as consumers? These channels to procure content exist and they can’t be removed without breaking the Internet. Content providers can either fight the inevitable, or they can embrace the opportunity to reach a larger, global audience, in almost realtime.

For me, nothing sums it up better than Marco’s post. It’s not about what’s right or wrong (or grey). It’s about being pragmatic. Sense of entitlement or no, trying to fight the inevitable isn’t going to solve the problem.

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