In a 2005 study it commissioned, the Motion Picture Association of America claimed that 44% of the industry's domestic losses came from illegal downloading of movies by college students....Talk about exaggeration! 44% and 3% are poles apart. Even blind Freddy can tell of the such a huge discrepancy. Of course MPAA sits comfortably with using region locks etc schemes to prevent legitimate owner of their materials from playing in different region.
Now the MPAA, which represents the U.S. motion-picture industry, says "human error" in that survey caused it to get the number wrong. It now blames college students for about 15% of revenue loss.
He says 3% is a more reasonable estimate for the revenue at stake on campus networks.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
An article appearing on WSJ titled "Piracy Figures Restated" (subscription required) reports that:
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