p2pnet view Politics | Movies:- “Expect to see this ’study’ quoted ad nauseum in ‘findings’ emanating from various entertainment cartel disinformation units”, said p2pnet in a post on a new ‘study’ underlining the supposed horrors to the entertainment industry’s bottom line.
Constructed for the US Chamber of Commerce, it’s “about counterfeiting and ‘piracy’ in general terms”, we said, going on, “But, big surprise, file sharing gets most of the attention.
“According to the company, it’s responsible for more than a quarter of the guestimated $200 billion in lost sales.”
The MarkMonitor “findings” are a “call to arms for both government and the private sector”, says Hollywood’s MPAA, going on >>>
As the report demonstrates, a small number of rogue websites are generating mind-boggling traffic in pirated content. Billions of visits to these easily searchable websites — the vast majority of which are hosted in North America or Western Europe — translate into billions in lost revenue and lost American jobs. At a time of economic hardship, government and industry simply cannot stand by and allow businesses built on theft to flourish unimpeded and thereby handicap legitimate innovation and job creation. These websites and their operators are in our backyards; their lawlessness cannot be tolerated. We call on all concerned parties to redouble their efforts to address this scourge through vigorous law enforcement and robust inter-industry cooperation.
We will also work closely with Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy and House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith to secure passage of effective legislation to stop these rogue websites. All those concerned about the most creative and innovative sectors of our economy should do the same.
At least the latter two sentences reflect reality.
For “secure passage” read “create”.
Messrs Leahy and Smith are enthusiastic supporters of the entertainment cartels and will no doubt bend over backwards to be helpful.
Stay tuned for something from the RIAA?
p2pnet – New schlock-horror ‘piracy study’, January 12, 2011
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