THE BIGGER PICTURE: A COMMENTARY ON THE FORCEHIMES–KARJIKER DEBATE

@article{Pirhayati2019THEBP,
  title={THE BIGGER PICTURE: A COMMENTARY ON THE FORCEHIMES–KARJIKER DEBATE},
  author={Ali Pirhayati},
  journal={Think},
  year={2019},
  volume={18},
  pages={101 - 105}
}
Forcehimes poses a parity between libraries and downloading books online and concludes that the im/permissibility of one of them entails the im/permissibility of the other and vice versa. Karjiker rejects this parity, arguing that the magnitudes of these two are vastly different and while libraries do not lead to a considerable market failure, downloading ebooks does. In this article, I try to clarify some points, show a kind of parochialism in Karjiker's arguments, propose a thought experiment…