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Discussion: Is It Wrong To Share Copyrighted Music? Pt.1


File sharing: equivalent to defecating in the helmet of a policeman you murdered.

I spoke with my good friend, musician and philosopher Toby Coe, who argues that we should not download or share music without the copyright holder’s permission.

Peter Hardy (PH): So would you contend that file sharing is wrong because it is stealing?

Toby Coe (TC): Partly, but the obvious caveat is that unlike traditional examples of stealing, the victim is not actually denied the right to their property as an object, but rather as a means of receiving remuneration for their labour. Read the rest of this entry