- Jan 22, 2008
This is quite an interesting story about the taking-down of a website devoted to piracy. Note the very trendy use of "elitist" to mean "something I don't like".
'Elitist': angry book pirates hit back after author campaign sinks website
Two things spring to mind. First, and obviously, piracy is stealing, and stealing is wrong.
Second, I think there is a widespread, if largely unspoken, belief that if you enjoy creating something, you don't have the right to expect to be paid for it. This is rubbish, of course. Loads of people who enjoy their work very much expect to be paid a lot for it. I see no reason why authors should be any different.
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