I find this very interesting: according to a story at netribution, Anne Sweeney, the co-chair of Disney’s board, has recognized piracy as a “business model” to be competed with, deviating from the entertainment industry’s usual approach which has been to classify it as tantamount to theft.

“We understand now that piracy is a business model,” said Sweeney, twice voted Hollywood’s most powerful woman by the Hollywood Reporter. “It exists to serve a need in the market for consumers who want TV content on demand. Pirates compete the same way we do – through quality, price and availability. We we don’t like the model but we realise it’s competitive enough to make it a major competitor going forward.”

HT: Boing Boing

via Boing Boing: “Disney exec: Piracy is just a business model”

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