Friday, October 18, 2013

How Hollywood Can Stop Suing Downloaders and Capitalize on Piracy | MIT Technology Review

How Hollywood Can Stop Suing Downloaders and Capitalize on Piracy | MIT Technology Review:
So why perpetuate these thin-air numbers? They are often dredged up when the motion picture industry is either lobbying for federal intervention—most notably through the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which proposed that entire sites be taken down for linking to illegal file-sharing pages—or pursuing ugly litigation against the people who are supplying (“seeding”) content or downloading it.
Hollywood needs to look at the countries where piracy is a way of life. You don't hear much complaints and thin-air loss numbers from music executives in China, and they make huge money. Cope with it, find the business model, don't waste your money on the lawyers who claim to protect you.

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