2008-09-03

An ethical question

There are many movies / books available online for free. Am I wrong if I downloaded a movie without paying anything? Or is the person who is making them available (for free) wrong?

I am aware of the incentives of those who sell pirated CDs/DVDs and books. I am not sure of what incentives, at least financial/economic, are available for those that make available movies,/books online for download.

PS: apparently, Microsoft is okay with piracy, as it has positive externality.

2 comments:

Rangarajan said...

Hi Vijay,
Good to see you back in action..

Ranga

itheabsolute said...

Thanks Ranga.

How are things with you?

Cheers

2008-09-03

An ethical question

There are many movies / books available online for free. Am I wrong if I downloaded a movie without paying anything? Or is the person who is making them available (for free) wrong?

I am aware of the incentives of those who sell pirated CDs/DVDs and books. I am not sure of what incentives, at least financial/economic, are available for those that make available movies,/books online for download.

PS: apparently, Microsoft is okay with piracy, as it has positive externality.

2 comments:

Rangarajan said...

Hi Vijay,
Good to see you back in action..

Ranga

itheabsolute said...

Thanks Ranga.

How are things with you?

Cheers