Monday, March 19, 2007

Filesharing, enemy of pirates

This is hilarious. Apparently P2P is killing off the business of media pirates (pirates who sell physical discs).

"Tony is very clear about why his rags to riches story has gone back to rags again. “File-sharing, P2P - call it what you like. When you asked a customer why he wasn’t buying anything, 9 times out of 10 it was ‘BitTorrent this, LimeWire that’. Add that to the fact that huge numbers of PC users have burners and fast broadband and its obvious why I had to get out and earn a living another way. We had it good for a while but I don’t think those days are coming back.”

I'm pretty sure media pirates here in the Philippines will start losing business once broadband becomes as ubiquitous as television.


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