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April 21, 2006

The folly of piracy regulation

Filed under: Links — rakhesh @ 2:23 pm

Any cure which relies on tighter regulation of the market — especially the kind of extreme measures being advocated by some people — is far worse than the disease. As a widespread phenomenon rather than a nuisance, piracy occurs when artificial restrictions in the market jack up prices beyond what people think are reasonable. The "regulation-enforcement-more regulation" strategy is a bottomless pit which continually recreates (on a larger scale) the problem it supposedly solves. And that commercial effect is often compounded by the more general damage done to social and political freedom. §

Well said. :) 

Check the site out. Its a free library. Not many books there as of now, but its worth a look. And the rest of the write-up by this author is interesting too.  

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