Online piracy

Tackling online piracy

We asked readers in our latest online web poll about ways to combat online piracy — and most agreed that the entertainment industry needs to be more innovative in how it shifts content.

The best way to fight illegal downloading is for content providers to give customers what they want fast, reliable, easy-to-use ways to download content for a reasonable price. That, at least, seems to be the conclusion from our most recent web poll.

Most respondents said that finding innovative ways to distribute paid content was the most effective tactic in the fight against illegal downloading and file sharing. It is a pertinent subject in this part of the world. Western critics have no shortage of complaints against China’s leaders, but one of the most common is that it does too little to prevent the sale of illegal copies of movies, music...

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