November 12, 2002 · Lessig
I’m in Japan for the fall, so I was eager to see MovieLink come online (not much on Japanese tv for a language-idiot like myself). As I was told by someone from the other side, MovieLink was intended to remove the “excuse” people had for “stealing” movies online — once a “cheap, fast system” was offered, there was no good reason not to pay. So does that mean that because non-Americans, and non-MicrosoftOS users don’t have a way to access MovieLink, they have an excuse to “steal”?
This should be a general rule: If you don’t make it cross-platform compatible, you’re not welcome on the Internet.