I moderate comments around here because I've learned that the kind of people who make it necessary to have this blog in the first place -- you know, the people who like to steal things and refuse to accept that it's wrong -- can be pretty nasty. So you will no longer see their nasty comments, although I still get the pleasure of reading them.
Anyway, the other day I got one from someone in or around London that said "lol, i just stumbled upon this blog from google. dude, do u really think by doing this, piracy will somehow disappear? havent u got a real job?" Well yes, I do have a real job, and I choose to do this in my free time because it's important to me. And no, I don't think piracy in all its forms will magically disappear. But specific to digital scrapbooking, this site has made a lot of progress already as far as education, awareness, and centralized information for the problem.
Now just so you don't think I'm the only one on the internet concerned about piracy in the industry I'm involved in, here are some piracy specific websites from several different industries and organizations. Entities much bigger and more important than little ole me (you know, like the FBI.)
1. United States FBI: piracy site
2. United States Patent and Trademark Office: piracy site
3. Motion Picture Association of America: piracy site
4. Copyright Infringement and Piracy Watch: http://www.copynot.com/
5. Microsoft: piracy site
6. The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry: piracy site
7. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is the trade group that represents the U.S. recording industry: piracy site
8. Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. ("SFWA"): piracy site
9. The Alliance Against IP (intellectual property) Theft is the new name for the Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy, a unique coalition of British trade associations and industry enforcement organisations: piracy site