Piracy is Progressive Taxation

I’m usually very reluctant to link to things that it seems like everybody is linking to. It makes it seem (to me at least) like I’m one of those blogs that just repeats what is read from three other people’s blogs. But in this case I don’t care. Read this, even if you think you know everything there is to know about peer-to-peer, piracy, the RIAA, the MPAA, etc. I’ll bet that there is still stuff you could learn from OpenP2P.com: Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution. It’s an excellent article by Tim O’Reilly and it should be required reading for everybody, sadly though, some of the people who most need to read it will not, and even if they did would not really “get it”.