"Earlier in my career I was surrounded by #piracy-obsessed sasquatches. Later, by free-culture zealots. Ultimately I think both miss the point. The only way to completely protect work is to not release it. At which point the revenue potential is $0. OTOH if you make everything free, the potential also goes to $0. Therefore, somewhere in between is the optimal level of freedom (or piracy if you prefer)."
The prolific Matthew Butterick, typographer, lawyer, #Racket coder https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/pollenpub/3EExGxXLckk