Daily Archives: June 1, 2009

The Pirate Bay case (again)

This case is so interesting that I cannot stop blogging about it!  This copyright case is causing debate and change of a business model.  I was reading the print version of Managing Intellectual Property and specifically their article “Pirate Bay operators jailed for a year“.  The remarks in the last paragraphs of the article were from Jim Killock, the executive director of the Open Rights Group caught my attention.  He said that:

“the copyright industries’ problems lay with their failure to embrace new business models rather with sites such as The Pirate Bay…. the tardiness of the music industry, who after nine years of market failure have only now began to offer alternatives [is the problem]… Consumer power must trump vested interested interest.  That is the real verdict of the Pirate Bay trial.”

These comments also appear on the blog of the Open Rights Group.  http://www.openrightsgroup.org/2009/04/pirate-bay-blame-lies-with-industry-failure/