There’s a story up on TorrentFreak about P2P killing the classic piracy industry. Sounds logical to me. If this is indeed true, I wonder what the actual monetary change in piracy has been, when “classic” forms of piracy are counted out. Let the speculation begin!
Tony is very clear about why his rags to riches story has gone back to rags again. ‘File-sharing, P2P – call it what you like. When you asked a customer why he wasn’t buying anything, 9 times out of 10 it was BitTorrent this, LimeWire that …’ P2P is a very powerful machine and although Tony could see that his operation was feeling its effects, he admits that he sat back and did nothing about it and consequently, his business has paid the ultimate price. Other industries affected by P2P should take note: Don’t be a Tony. Overhaul your business model. Quickly.
(Via Boing Boing)