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This article was published on November 4, 2009


    The offline equivalent to pirating music?

    The offline equivalent to pirating music?
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    CEO and co-founder, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    Offline equivalent to pirating music?Is listening to street musicians without paying them the offline equivalent to pirating music?

    I did feel a bit guilty when I listening to this girl’s beautiful music without paying her anything.

    Should I go back?

    And should I feel equally guilty when illegally downloading the latest Britney Spears song?

    And if she is the offline equivalent to the music industry, is the guy holding the newspaper the offline equivalent to the newspaper industry?