Text 1 is an article written by Peter Sunde (co-founder and ex-spokesperson of The Pirate Bay), who sees copyright violation and illegal downloading as an evolution towards another way of being part of the culture. Everything around us is evolving, except for the entertainment industry that refuses to evolve. Instead of looking at evolution as something inevitable, the industry has made it their business to refuse and/or sue changes, by any necessary means. Therefore, Peter means that we should make sure that the entertainment industry does not make any profit on the sales of their movies, music and texts. We should stop enjoying their entertainment areas and instead, try to find alternative ways to culture. He ends his article by saying that the internet is controlled by a corrupt industry and that we need to stop it.
Text 3 is an article written by Wendy Cope (an acclaimed English poet), who has experienced finding her own poems on the internet, where anybody could just download them illegally, and then print them out. For her it is a major problem, because she depends on the money from royalties and permission fees, so when people just go on the internet and get her books free, it affects the sales of her books. She states that there’s another problem related to copyright violation and that is literary festivals, where actors or anthologist come and present a program of other people’s poems in front of a paying audience, without having clear permission to read the work. This results in, that the people who wrote the work are getting no benefit from the event. This is bad because, for most poets, fees for doing readings of their own work are an important part of their income.