Is “Free” TV Free to Download?
“Amanda Palmer hardly fits the profile of an Internet outlaw, but her obsession with the ABC show Lost makes this mum the television industry’s worst nightmare.
“Like thousands of other British fans, the 30-year-old personal assistant can’t bear to wait the nine months it can take for new Lost shows to air in England. So, soon after the closing credits roll in America, she downloads each episode off file-sharing networks.
“And most alarming to TV industry executives, Palmer admits not a twinge of guilt. ‘It’s TV, isn’t it?’ she said. ‘It would probably be different if it was a movie. If it is free on everybody’s TV, why worry about it?'”
Dawn C. Chmielewski and Meg James. TV May Be Free but Not That Free. LATimes.com. March 1, 2006.
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