An Issue that is not very cool! - Posted by Dirk Roach
Posted by Dirk Roach on March 12, 1999 at 19:37:13:
First let me say that is was great meeting everyone at the convention. It was great. I might have to get a new Rolodex from all the contacts and new friends I made.
Now onto the point of this post. As everyone pretty much knows, I’m conected to this site through my engagement to Jeanne (JP and Terry’s daughter), but I have nothing to do with it other than that. Besides of course being able to use it just like all of you. Really the operations of this site is too much work for me. ;-).
Anyhow someone approached me this week from the site. Now I’m not going to mention any names. But what happened was this. I was approached and asked if I could copy and trade a course which I have for a copied course which this person has. NOW THIS IS NOT COOL! The martial which one buys from this site (whether it is in printed, taped, VCR taped, etc.) is COPYWRITED. And it is a CRIME to do what this person wanted.
I told this person that and that was that. However it got me thinking. What happens a month down the road when this individual brings a deal to my plate. Now if this person was willing to break a copyright law, where does he/she draw their line? What they have done, at least to me, is show a pattern of behavior. They have a track record, and since there are the number of deals out there, which there are, I would pass. But it is an interesting hypothetical.
Also it got me thinking. Theft will hurt you and me. What happens is that when the writers and everyone starts losing business, two things will happen: First, they will be forced to raise their prices, then the prices skyrocket up and out of everyone’s league then the site falls apart, and I LOSE ACCESS to all these resources and contacts. AND SO DO YOU.
You know bottom line folks; the course that this person wanted to get for free was a measly 200 bucks. Now really 200 bucks isn’t much. If 200 bucks are holding you back from running your business, then you know what, you really need to be doing something else.
And in addition being 200 dollars cheap, you just blew your stance with me. What did that cost you?
Thanks friends for reading this it’s just something which came up, and I felt that I had to say something.