Why Australia tops the piracy list

Frank refers to Australia topping the TV piracy list. I would have to say that I think I understand why its happening — we have crap TV here. For example, the Daily Show. I like the Daily Show. I want to watch it. In order to, I can either subscribe to Foxtel, watch CNN late a night, and hope they air it (they often bump it from the schedule if someone famous stubs their toe). This is only the international edition, which is a mish mash of the full US content.

Or I could just download the show.

People are downloading because they are presented with no legal way to get the content. I have hundreds of DVDs, so it’s not like I’m too cheap to pay for content or something.

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