Why I'm a Pirate

I download illegal music.

There  I said it.

But I’m not your ordinary pirate. Or “thief” as it’s probably better known.

The thing is, I hate DRM (Digital Rights Management). I pay to download some music off the net and, well, it’s not mine. It’s restricted – it’s in a format that won’t play on a lot of my devices and I’m restricted to what I can copy the music to and how many times I can. Rubbish.

So what I do is pay for a music download and then grab myself, via a P2P client, an illegal MP3 version of the same track. The artists get their money and I get to use it how I like. I see there’s more of a swing towards non-DRM music and, to be honest, it can’t come sooner.

There, now it’s out in the open, I’m going into hiding before I get traced via my ISP…

Posted by David Artiss

Enterprise Happiness Engineer for the WordPress VIP team at Automattic. Gamer, film lover and general fan of all things Marvel, Star Trek and Star Wars. Failed comedian. Writer for The Big Tech Question. World's Greatest Grandma.

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