…if all a writer can do is complain about how much better it was back then, and looks at his audience as if it would stab him and eat him the first chance it got, well, how much can you do? If someone demands that he is drowning in five feet of water, all you can do is tell him to stand up and point him in the direction of the shore. You can’t make him do either.
John Scalzi is perhaps the most lucid writer around on the subject of Intellectual Property. This rant is on the subject of “book piracy”; but I think it’s applicable to all creative endeavors.