Downloading shows is the new MP3

(Registration required, remember to use Bugmenot). So, BitTorrent is making TV execs uneasy in the United States. It was meant to happen, as torrent technology is quite fast, but not as fast as the article would make us believe. I still cringe at the use of the word “stealing”, the fact that I have downloaded the 5 episodes of Macross Zero does not mean that I will not buy the DVD as soon as it comes out. I am really bothered about the unimaginative copyright industry suits and their exaggerated claims, where any download is immediately translated as a lost sale, when the reality is much more complex.

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