Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Language Of 'Piracy' As A Spectacle; TechDirt, 12/4/09

Mike Masnick, TechDirt; The Language Of 'Piracy' As A Spectacle:

"I've discussed in the past why I'm not thrilled about the use of the word "piracy," even as it has become rather standard for describing unauthorized file sharing. It's inaccurate, and is used by the entertainment industry to paint a picture of pure evil, where a more nuanced and accurate view might help. At the same time, with the rise of "The Pirate Party" in various countries, a group of folks have tried to take the word back -- but I still wonder if the name limits the party's upside, even as it may have enabled some of the initial attention (and vote-getting ability)."

No comments: