It's inevitable, so I'll bring it up: the copyright-defying This American Life via Yuoko.com post
. Let's talk, shall we?
posted by koeselitz to Etiquette/Policy at 4:53 AM (145 comments total)
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Yes, we've done this before with stavros' huge post
some time ago. Part of the point of the new post is the very interesting debate about 'video on global demand (as the title has it) in the context of copyright and authorial remuneration.
So of course this is worth talking about in the context of Metafilter, too, and in terms of what we feel comfortable with. I guess my own chief motivation for posting this to metatalk was this: I kinda like This American Life
, and it just so happens that the DVDs of these episodes are already commercially available
. I personally adopt the rule of a torrent site that I frequent; if I like a show, and if it's commercially available, I don't spread it around as I'd like it to continue and I'd like it to see the revenue from whatever good it's done.
So the question: do we like skirting copyright on the front page like this? Do we feel comfortable not only ducking around the law but around helping out our own favorite shows as well? What do we think?