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Writing and the Internet – a Growing Discussion.

TechCrunch is an influential blog that has clear opinions about the way the music industry is developing with regard to copyright and file sharing. Basically, the point of view is that the current development of music being freely and rapidly shared by most people is one that can’t be stopped and therefore attempts to control or even stop it are futile and unwise.

A similar discussion can be brought up when dealing with writing and the internet and its many ways of copying and sharing data. Should one fight the tendencies, protect “dead tree” books violently or will books become scarce anyway? Should one just follow the trend and make the best out of it as the San Francisco Chronicle suggests in the article with the catchy title: “Take My Book, It’s Free”. Techcrunch took the subject up in this post.