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I wouldn't steal your car

I don't download movies, but I don't condemn people who do, I don't condone it either, but I don't think the movie industry has things right. Imagine if the Mona Lisa was "Copyrighted" in such a way that the only way that you could ever see it is if you went and visited it in person, or bought the "Official Mona Lisa Poster" (that you couldn't publicly display, you could only 'share' with your friends in the privacy of your own home), imagine for a moment... A world where art could only be bought, and licenced, unless the "producer" of that art decided that, for the good of mankind they would share that work with the world for FREE! I understand that art and movies may not be the same thing, but c'mon movie industry... If you're stuff is that good, people are willing to pay for it, but I know plenty of people, after seeing a movie, walk out of the theater and say "What a rip-off", and at the same time, there are others that say "that was the most amazing movie I've seen in quite some time", those same people, if both downloaded a version of the movie, low quality, no special features, one would probably buy the DVD (one, to support the movie, and two, to watch the special features: outtakes, deleted scenes, director's commentary, etc), the other person wouldn't feel ripped off, and would eventually find movies that they TOO would go out and buy... Anyway, I have an unlimited pass to Hollywood Video (yeah, I saw 813 movies last year, well, this year I'm not keeping count), I don't need to download movies, but I still don't think it should be illegal. Before I get off my soapbox, I'd like to say, my local newspaper sells copies of their newspaper in the 'stands', and people buy it, even though they ALSO have a "FREE" version on the web (with WAY LESS Advertising, yes, they have advertising, but WAY LESS)... Anyway, for what it's worth, this video is interesting:

oh, yeah, Props to BoingBoing again, for making me think!
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