Thursday, December 10, 2009

How About “Downlifting” to Replace “Digital Piracy”?; Freakonomics Blog, 4/17/09

Stephen Dubner, Freakonomics Blog; How About “Downlifting” to Replace “Digital Piracy”?:

"We recently asked you to consider renaming “digital piracy” in light of recent actual piracy. The question appears to have some resonance, as it was picked up by The Guardian, The Washington Post, and others.

For my money, the best suggestion by far comes from a reader named Derek:

Downlifting. Download + shoplifting. Pretty accurate description that doesn’t imply violence. Plus there’s a little mental double-take with “down” and “lift.”"

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