The media industry’s claim that it’s losing BILLIONS to piracy is absurd. If piracy was stopped tomorrow the industry would find their revenues virtually unchanged. No net gain, or so little additional gain that it would not even be worth the enormous cost of implementing and policing expensive and impractical “solutions”.
If a pirate never had any intention of paying for a product, then there is really no lost revenue to attempt to recoup, and trying to do so is an utter waste of time and resources on the part of the producers.
Sharing music and movies is like sharing your dreams. You don’t always get money for your dreams. Only the really really good ones get through. This “piracy” scenario (I prefer the term sharing) going on with this bill and all is the painful realization that you can’t make good entertainment and expect people to pay if it isn’t a good enough experience. DVDs and Blu ray are popular. Going to a loud public building and paying 10 bucks for a 10 cent popcorn is not a good enough experience unless the movie is truly truly awesome. In fact, unless it’s like 50 foot screen and in 3D with the best bass you can ever hear…. I don’t think people are gonna want to pay for that movie unless they love it.
yep. it’s true they are loosing money but “black eyed peas” sold more than elvis (www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/12-extremely-disappointing-facts-about-popular-mus) among others.
So they are loosing money in a certain way, but they are reaching their songs along the world faster, and that impact can improve cd’s purchase… without the internet I would never discover the great music I hear today.