AmIAPirate.org – Find Out If You Are A Pirate Or Not
This site was created in direct response to the Labour and Conservative Parties’ intent to prosecute about 7 million people in the United Kingdom. Here you will be able to have the question “Am I A Pirate?” answered for you.
All you have to do is sit through a couple of questions along the lines of “Would you copy your CD collection onto your MP3 player?” and “Would you download a film you already own on VHS?” for the results to be displayed in all their glory. Obviously, everybody is guilty to one degree or the other. We all have done at least one of the things that the questionnaire asks, and that is the point of the site – nobody is innocent.
Tim Dobson (the one behind the website) clearly advocates for some traditional concepts to be overhauled. He particularly wants to legalise the non-commercial sharing of files.
We are at a junction in which old and new revenue models will go their separate ways for good. I think the site highlights that the music industry has to make a choice, once and for all. Otherwise, it will end up divorcing itself completely from the needs of its consumers. What do you think? By visiting this site you will have a good understanding on one of the two conflicting sides. But don’t stop there – read what the industry itself has to say, too.
AmIAPirate.org In Their Own Words
“With both the Labour & Conservative Parties set on criminalising more than 7 million people in the UK, it’s time to ask “Am I a Pirate too?”: Answer these questions to find out if you are.”
Why AmIAPirate.org It Might Be A Killer
Piracy has always been a hot topic. Anything that makes people ponder on it is good.