Back The TRUCK UP: buying v downloading

14 10 2008

In a recent post on Jefferson, etc. I linked to a video that I had thought I’d seen before and then, upon further review, found out that it wasn’t what I thought it was. Confused? Yeah, me too.

The video I linked to is not properly contextualized to my post. When I posted, I thought I was linking to anti-“piracy” propaganda claiming “downloading” unauthorized copies is “stealing”. Instead, I unwittingly linked to a different video I had no previous knowledge of. The video was different in that “downloading” was used instead of “buying”.


This is a HUGE difference. While it’s absurd to think of buying unauthorized recordings as “stealing” (perhaps “complicity” if I knowingly do it), I understand why some call the sellers “pirates” who “steal”.

Check these videos (one & two) out. They are very, very different. And just to add to the confusion, the one that says “downloading” in the youtube title is the one that plays as “buying” while the youtube title claiming “crime” is the one that plays as “downloading”.



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