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Don't Make Me Steal

28,000 signatures and 11 languages later, the Don't Make Me Steal manifesto reveals a lot about how filesharers value digital content.

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Don't Make Me Steal is a digital media consumption manifesto launched at a Lift11 conference workshop in Geneva by Pierre Spring and Jordi Boggiano. During a collaborative brainstorm, attendees were asked to finish the sentence: "I promise that I will not pirate video content if I'm offered a legal alternative that is...". Within a couple of days, the manifesto had 10,000 signatures, and has now been translated into 11 languages.

Although originally written for the film industry, the manifesto has implications for all digital content and reveals a good deal about where filesharers place value.