Cory Doctorow discusses how If companies refuse to release films or TV shows in US and UK at same time, they only have themselves to blame for piracy.

This article titled “Why the entertainment industry’s release strategy creates piracy” was written by Cory Doctorow, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 20th December 2012 08.15 UTC

In the empirical literature over copyright enforcement and the internet one correlation keeps resurfacing: the fewer legal options there are, the more piracy there is.

If you want people to buy media, you have to offer it for sale. If it’s not for sale, they won’t buy it, but many of them will still want to watch or hear or play it, and will turn to the darknet to get – for free – the media that no one will sell to them.

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