Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday April 25, 2016

Does ‘Piracy’ Make Copyright Infringers Sound Cool?

Maybe I'm just getting old but I don't think that the word "piracy" makes copyright infringers sound cool. In fact, these days you really don't want to be associated with "piracy" in any way, shape or form. Am I wrong on this? What do you guys think?

According to the IFPI's head of anti-piracy, calling illegal downloading "piracy" has become somewhat of a hindrance. Those confronted with the term are more likely to romanticize the topic, Graeme Grant suggests, but can simply changing the name of something really change the beast?