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Interesting take on music, movie and software Piracy data

While Piracy is definitely unethical, everybody has a point of view and many of us believe that Piracy is not theft. Anti-piracy agencies have resorted to data figures to show how much monetary loss piracy is costing them, here is another take with the other side of view to these claims complete with numbers.

Full info-graphic after the jump.

Piracy facts

Pirate Pay - Microsoft funded anti-piracy startup, attacks and blocks torrent file-sharing automatically

Pirate PayThe battle between file-sharing mediums and anti-piracy agencies is nothing new, and yet another effective arsenal for anti-piracy advocates is ready to get deployed. Pirate Pay is an Russian start-up which is being funded by Microsoft, the technology effectively blocks BitTorrent traffic by attacking P2P swarms resulting in blocked file-sharing. The technology makes use of a cluster of servers to connect to each and every P2P client trying to download a particular torrent, and then confuses them with corrupted data making them disconnect from each other.

Pirate Pay

Recently, the technology got successfully used to prevent illegal pirated distribution of Russian movie "Vysotsky. Thanks to God, I am alive". During the usage of 30 days the Pirate Pay technology blocked 44,845 infringed copies from being downloaded illegally via torrent, even after the users found torrent download link on torrent networks.

MPAA & RIAA Says the internet is stealing billions of dollars worth of their property by sharing copies of files, here is how to pay them back with copies....

The infographic "Piracy is not theft" does an excellent job of how a digital file-sharer evaluates the situation, but the anti-file-sharing organizations MPAA & RIAA sees it otherwise and are now claiming that internet is stealing billions of dollars worth of their property by sharing digital copies of files.

To answer them, and with some creative twist to the situation "Jake Gold" has started an campaign "Send Them Your Money" to send the RIAA/MPAA billions of dollars. Inspired by this incident :

Hundreds of years ago a Japanese judge (Ōoka Tadasuke) handled a lawsuit by a paranoid innkeeper who accused a poor student of literally stealing the fumes of his cooking by eating when the innkeeper was cooking to flavour his dull food. Although his colleagues advised Ōoka to throw the case out as ridiculous, he decided to hear the case. The judge resolved the matter by ordering the student to pass the money he had in one hand to his other and ruling that the price of the smell of food is the sound of money. -- Wikipedia

Jake found a solution :

Let's just pay them the money! They've made it very clear that they consider digital copies to be just as valuable as the original. That makes it a lot easier to pay them back in two ways: a. We can email them scanned images of dollar bills instead of bulky paper and b. We don't have to worry about the hassle of shipping huge quantities of cash.

Virtual Money For RIAA

Piracy Is Not Theft !

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