osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,

Me v. Andrew Keen on the LA Times Website

Over the next three days, the LA Times website will be hosting a point/counterpoint between me and Arts & Labs Fellow/Internet Culture Critic Andrew Keen on the subject "Piracy or Shoplifting." I am arguing that rather than continue to tamper with existing law, putting the stability of the Internet at risk, and pissing off our international trading partners, we ought to focus on changing business models and treat the inevitable illegal downloading the way we treat shoplifting -- a crime but also a cost of doing business. Andrew will argue the other side: that illegal downloading threatens the viability of the entertainment industry and robs creators of their livelihoods.

Here is Day 1: http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2011/03/dust-up-how-much-does-piracy-threaten-the-survival-of-the-entertainment-industry-round-1.html

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