Stephen Fry confesses to file sharing


July 15, 2009

The comedian and actor Stephen Fry put the cat amongst the pigeons while speaking at the iTunes Live event, when he admitted using his own broadband connection to illegally download music and TV shows.

It is a wonder that he got out of there alive, after criticising the industry for its actions against the consumer who may download the odd piece of music.

He admitted to using p2p networks to download episodes of the US hit series “24” and the series that stars his old friend Hugh Laurie, “House”, although he did also admit to buying it later too.

However, he has no sympathy for those people who download on an industrial scale, but is against the persecution of the ordinary man or woman in the street who downloads material for personal use.






 

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