"Illegal downloading isn’t killing music" and all that bollocks….


You don’t have to be a genius to figure it out – but being a bit “thick” when it suits you certainly helps if you like to think that illegal downloading of music and films is a “victimless crime”.

Pictured above are three recent high street victims – Woolworths, Fopp and Zavvi.

All three were heavily dependant on the sales of recorded music and DVDs – for years it formed the core of their businesses. Thousands of their employees have been laid off as a result of the closure of their respective stores. These people are victims, victims of mass theft in a virtual world where the perpetrators involved ease their consciences by assuming that what they are doing is harming no one.

The supposed “victimless” nature of illegal downloading of music and films has been exposed as a lie, flawed in every sense of the word.

Those who use the lamest of arguments – that they buy music if they like it after downloading it – should now stop deluding themselves and those whom they are trying to convince that they are not thieves.

The arguments, both for and against illegal downloading, are well rehearsed and well documented and do not need to be revisited. Interestingly the “pro” argument is based on hyperbole and future business models which do not yet exist or which are at best in their infancy (itunes etc are merely fingers in an ever haemorrhaging dam).

The facts of the matter are that the actions of illegal downloaders have started coming home to roost and real people – just like you, your mother, father, brother, sister, cousin, husband or wife are losing their jobs, houses, cars and families.

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