Excellent quote on piracy - Journal of Omnifarious
Jan. 19th, 2009
09:10 am - Excellent quote on piracy
An organization making copies of your stuff and selling them is a lot different from hoards of downloaders swapping something for free. One is a criminal enterprise making money off of your work. The other is a bunch of potential customers who you've so far failed to reach.
Now, that isn't the whole truth. In some ways, hordes of downloaders sharing the stuff you made is a detriment to your ability to make money off that stuff yourself. But mostly they represent an opportunity, not an enemy.