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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Is bootlegging really so bad?
on May 8, 2013 at 9:17:50 pm

OK - here's where it hurts me, the freelancer, owner of my own business. I have the expenses of hardware, electricity to power the hardware, property taxes to have a place of business, education and experience, and a lot of software (CS6 Master Collection, many plugins, 3ds Max, and a bunch of other business and animation software which I purchase). I charge an hourly fee based loosely on what it costs me to get up and running daily, plus a bit of profit (sometimes).

The pimple nosed kid down the block finds the ten thousand plus software on a torrents sites, uses his parents computers, and opens for business, touting himself as an editor, cinematographer, and animator, selling his services for 10 bucks an hour, and bringing in work from companies who don't know the difference it makes working with experienced people, or don't care, as long as they have something to put on their website. What I charge a real price for, he sells for soda and candy bar money...

How does that hurt me. You figure it out...

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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