Matt Mason sez, "I've just posted a video of a cut down version of my stump speech on my new book The Pirate's Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism
, explaining why it's often better to compete with pirates in the market place rather than fight them in the courts, and why we as a society need to reevaluate the ways we think about sharing information."
My copy of this book has been near the top of must-read pile for a couple weeks (unfortunately, it's a big pile) and I can't wait to get to it -- especially after watching Matt's video.
Link to video,
Link to source files,
Link to The Pirate's Dilemma on Amazon
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