gzt:tdgeek:DjShadow: I saw the interview last night and thought it was very good, Kim made a valid point that came up when Section 92a was discussed, the problem around how a movie or TV series can come out in the USA and us in New Zealand have to wait something like 12 months to see it, so of course people will download to keep up to date with the states
That is a very very valid point, but it is also justifying piracy.
Does it justify it? It is just and only an explanation of the motivation.
tdgeek: The examples of YouTube and Google are flawed. Those services are clean, with the expected incursions by a few, that are cleared. I see MU as heavily holding copyright data, that is my differentiation.
With respect, I think you are completely incorrect there. There are many full episodes of TV shows on youtube (broken into 10 minute chunks) not screened in NZ yet.
I accept that gzt, re the motivation. Quite true
re Youtube, my point was more of a % thing. I expect the % of illicit files at MU is staggeringly high, whereas on YT it will be quite low.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not on a down with KDC rant. I'm not looking at this issue as an anti Megaupload or anti piracy issue. be quite hypocritical in fact. I am just trying to look at it from a neutral perspective. There are many flaws in the situation, the way he was raided, the issue over why cant we watch media content until the rightsholders say so. But to me if KDC ran a business for the prime money making purpose of providing a conduit for piracy, then he is wrong. If it proves that most of the files he stores are legit, and he made most of his money from legit users, and he is being picked on, I will be 100% happy to say I was wrong. Just doesn't seem that way to me.