Kim Dotcom Teaches How to Stop Piracy in 5 Steps

Yet Dotcom recently posted a widely retweeted note on Twitter that reflects some of the common sense of digital content distribution. His thoughts how to stop piracy are:

"1 Create great stuff 2 Make it easy to buy 3 Same day worldwide release 4 Fair price 5 Works on any device"

1, 2, 3, and 5 are the obvious requirements even if content holders may disagree on the specifics, may not want 3, and cannot provide an economical solution for 5. "Fair price" is the problem area as we have very different perception of what a fair price should be, especially in an Internet environment that is just slowly emerging from a self-service-model that initially taught us that any type of digital content can be obtained free of charge.

Dotcom's new Mega sharehosting service is scheduled to launch on January 20, New Zealand Mean Time. In his words, there are now "9 more days until the US government fails and Innovation wins."

 

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  • Just remember, if you don't think the price is fair, you don't have to purchase it. If enough people agree with you, they will be forced to lower it. Eventually the price of most software drops in price in time. Just buy it when the price is fair to you. There is no requirement to buy it at release.
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  • bystanderJust remember, if you don't think the price is fair, you don't have to purchase it. If enough people agree with you, they will be forced to lower it. Eventually the price of most software drops in price in time. Just buy it when the price is fair to you. There is no requirement to buy it at release.

    brilliant comment! Exactly what the music industry has been driveling out for over a decade!

    Well done Sir!
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  • thecolorbluewhat are you smoking?try 20 bucks


    Not really. What are you smoking? I remember my parents bought me Zelda 2 for the NES when it first came out and it was $65.
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  • Just remember, if you don't think the price is fair, you don't have to purchase it. If enough people agree with you, they will be forced to lower it. Eventually the price of most software drops in price in time. Just buy it when the price is fair to you. There is no requirement to buy it at release.
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  • The thing that kills me is the general complaint that games cost to much, yet they've cost roughly $50 for new releases for the past 25 years, while the value of that $50 is less than half what it was back then.
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  • bystanderJust remember, if you don't think the price is fair, you don't have to purchase it. If enough people agree with you, they will be forced to lower it. Eventually the price of most software drops in price in time. Just buy it when the price is fair to you. There is no requirement to buy it at release.

    brilliant comment! Exactly what the music industry has been driveling out for over a decade!

    Well done Sir!
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