I haven’t made a blog post in a long while, because of lack of inspiration or whatever. However, I have one idea which I would like to share with the world, so it’s about time to write something.
During the entire SOPA/PIPA chaos, raids on Megaupload and everything else happening in the world recently I noticed something no one one pro-pirate side mentions. Champions of copyright monopolies and fascist laws like SOPA always remember to mention how some website, pirating of some movie or song make certain damage to the economy. It is very interesting that very few people take a notice to those accusations, partially probably because no one sane takes data like that seriously. What I will try to do in this article is to challenge claim that piracy makes damages to economy in grand scheme of things. What if piracy is simply redistribution of wealth in society? Or, what if because of it’s nature of unlimited resource piracy actually create surpluses? And why certain individuals and organizations don’t like that?