05 February 2007

Some Things Do Scale, It Seems

Great quote here:

The most concerning issue is the growth of bandwidth as piracy has shifted from stealing an individual song on Napster to stealing albums on Kaaza to now using Bittorent to steal entire Discographies.

Maybe there's a bit of a lesson to be learned from this. If music companies had sorted this out a few years back, and gone straight to DRM-less downloads, they wouldn't be facing this massively greater problem today. Moreover, once entire discographies are being passed around, the game's over, because the record companies have nothing left to offer as an incentive to choose them over underground sources.

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