The Entertainment Industry's Biggest Problem: "Piracy"

It's tough being a record label or a movie studio these days. People are stealing your content, all because they want to be Jack Sparrow. No, seriously: they think the problem is that "piracy" is too sexy a word.

The head of the International Actors' Federation really hit the nail on the head this week with this gem:

"To me, piracy is something adventurous, it makes you think about Johnny Depp. We all want to be a bit like Johnny Depp. But we're talking about a criminal act. We're talking about making it impossible to make a living from what you do."

That's the spirit! The only thing left to do is think up a suitable name for people who download content without paying for it. I mean, these people are public enemies and should be treated as such.

Or... uh... oh, nevermind. [Ars Technica]

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