Steal a Little: Piracy & the Economy via The Illusion Of More

I’ve wanted a sailing yacht for years but have never been able to afford one — until now. Thanks in part to a report on piracy and counterfeiting by the GAO and this explication by CCIA (Computer & Communications Industry Association) lobbyist Matt Schruers, I now have a plan that will put me at the helm of the sloop Larceny by the Summer of 2016. And the best part is the whole family gets to collaborate to make it happen. According to my rough calculations, all we have to do is steal groceries like a Dickensian gang for three full years, and we’ll save enough for a substantial down payment on the boat. I’m thinking Beneteau 45ft, but if any seasoned mariner out there has a recommendation, let me know.


2 thoughts on “Steal a Little: Piracy & the Economy via The Illusion Of More

  1. So, I wanted to comment on your post about Lou Reed being exploited by large advertisers but for some reason comments are shut off on that post. I assume it’s because you didn’t want to hear feedback about how you don’t understand digital advertising. None of those companies are buying ad space on that site. They are buying ad inventory from a DSP which entails fills the inventory needs of different sites. They have a contract with the DSPs that stipulates that their are not to be shown on sites that promote hate, porn, or crime or anything else the brand disagrees with. Unfortunately, it’s the DSPs or the sites that own the sites that own the sites that are breaking the law and serving ads where they aren’t supposed to in order to make more money. Learn about digital marketing before going on your next blamestorm.

    1. Comments are closed on that post because it is old and the comments close automatically.

      maybe read the post next time… you probably missed this part:

      The ad networks have been highlighted in the fantastic work done by Jonathan Taplin in the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab’s Advertising Transparency Reports.

      Here’s what DigiDay says, an Ad Tech Trade Publication:

      “We want everyone to technically stop their customers from advertising on these sites, but there’s a financial incentive to keep doing so,” he said. “Companies that aren’t taking a stand against this are making a lot of money.”

      Maybe read the post before your next blamestorm.

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