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From: Wayne M. Smith <wmsmith_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Sat Jan 18 02:27:00 2003

> It was thus said that the Great Dan Wright once stated:
> >
> > > WRONG! If it has value to you, then pay for it.
> >
> > The problem is that the "theft" argument assumes that EVERY
> copy = 1
> > lost sale. This argument is total bullshit. Most people who copy
> > music/movies/whatever wouldn't have bought it if they couldn't copy
> > it, so no (or at best, very few -- FAR fewer then the
> number of copies
> > that are made) actual SALES are lost. (If you don't
> believe me, there
> > has been a lot of statistical research done that shows
> this; about the
> > only contradiction comes from the RIAA's highly dubious
> closed-books
> > "research". Sorry I don't have any sources at hand, but
> it's easy to find them on the WWW.)

Hey, let's get Michael Nadeau to help us test the Captain's theory.
With his permission, we'll scan his entire Collectibel Microcomputers
book into a pdf file and post it all over the internet. Michael, you
don't need to worry about this because your sales are going to skyrocket
just as soon as the book is made available to everyone for free!!!
Received on Sat Jan 18 2003 - 02:27:00 GMT

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