Cabbies and the music industry

According to Chris Dillow:

If I give a friend a lift in my car, should BP refuse to sell me petrol to punish me for depriving cab companies of revenue? No-one is proposing this. So why is the government proposing that ISPs cut off services to people who swap music files? The analogy holds because the cab firm and music company both lose potential business to people giving stuff away for free; the stress here is on “potential”  – there’s no out-of-pocket loss […]

Could it be that we don’t protect cabbies from thieves who give other lifts simply because cabbies don’t have dinner with Peter Mandelson?

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