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Pirates of the Digital Millennium: How the Intellectual Property Wars Damage Our Personal Freedoms, Our Jobs, and the World Economy by Jack B. Rochester, John Gantz

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Chapter 3. Us Against Them?

 

We're dealing with an industry where an unspoken strategy is that the killer app (software application) is piracy.[1]

 
 --Michael Eisner, CEO and former chairman of Disney
 

Were the manufacturers of the printing press forced to protect the monks?[2]

 
 --Andy Grove, CEO and founder of Intel
 

The fundamental hypocrisy of the music industry (and of some artists) in the current debate over the MP3 4mat, Napster and other 4ms of online xchange of music is that they're talking about copyright, intellectual property and other such noble concepts when the only thing that they're actually trying to protect is the commercial value of their musical “product.”[3]

 
 --Prince, the artist

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