Creative people everywhere are panicking because pirates can infinitely copy any tv show, novel, comic, album you can make, no matter how hard you try to stop them.
Barring every world government becoming totalitarian and 1984 Big Brother-esque, controlling what everyone does down to your last keyboard stroke so it’s impossible to download a torrent without having your computer freeze and police kick down your door and your skull, this isn’t going away. It’s going to get worse.
What this creates is a Darwinian, sink-or-swim fight-or-die situation where only the best creations survive. It’s not going to destroy any industries. It’s just going to make it impossible for anyone but the truly brilliant to survive.
Is it so bad, a world where only geniuses get to make money off their creations?
Yes, yes it is. But only for all of us who’re crap.
There’s never been a better time to be a consumer. They get to watch as only the sexiest, most violent, most complex, most unpredictable beasts strut and roar and kill their weaker brethren.
There’s never been a worse time to be a crap creator.
Welcome to the jungle, bitches.