Reshared post from +Tim O’Reilly
Great use of Google Trends to show lack of demand the problem, not piracy, in recent music filesharing imbroglio. See also this list of studies to similar effect: http://www.zeropaid.com/news/100921/what-filesharing-studies-really-say-conclusions-and-links/
All this echoes the point of my 2002 essay, Piracy is Progressive Taxation. http://openp2p.com/lpt/a/3015
IS STEALING MUSIC REALLY THE PROBLEM?
Once again, the issue of stealing music and its moral/financial/ethical arguments are dredged up. And once again, most people miss the overall point, causing the collective issue to dig a deeper ditch…