p2pnet view Movies:- According to the Australian arm of Hollywood’s FACT (Farcical Approaches to Copyright Transgressions), Australians are a bunch of thieving barstewards who are robbing the helpless movie industry blind.
‘Economic consequencesof movie piracy, AUSTRALIA’, an exciting new screenplay scripted by IPSOS MediaCT and Oxford Economics (?) for MPAA appendage FACT (other name, Federation Against Copyright Theft) makes these two statements as though they’re accurate and originate with reliable sources >>>
- 6,100 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs were forgone across the entire economy (equivalent to more than six times the number of job cuts announced by Telstra in October 2010) including nearly 2,300 forgone directly by the movie industry and retailers. These impacts of piracy on employment persist as long as piracy persists.
- Allowing for effects on other industries, some A$1,370m in Gross Output (Sales) was lost across the entire Australian economy.
- This was equivalent to a loss of GDP of A$551m across the Australian economy – reducing national economic growth and Australia’s ability to invest in its future.
- Tax losses are A$193m, representing money that government could employ for other social uses in areas such as education and health care.
And # 2 >>>
- Direct consumer spending losses to the movie industry, i.e. cinema owners, local distributors, producers and retailers, were A$575m – equivalent to more than three times the combined revenues of AFL clubs Collingwood, Hawthorn, Carlton and Geelong.
- A third of the Australian adult population (aged 18+) is active in some form of movie piracy (downloading, streaming, buying counterfeit, borrowing unauthorised, burning), with an estimated 92m pirated movies obtained or watched in the 12 months up to Q3 2010.
- Both borrowing and viewing pirated copies are high volume piracy activities. Overall the highest volume of pirated movie content is from receiving digital copies of movies – an activity that accounts for a quarter of all pirated movies.
- Just under half (45%) of all people consuming pirated movies claim they would have paid to view the movie via an authorised channel had the unauthorised channel not been available.
Meanwhile, somehow, somehow, Hollywood routinely reports mind-bending, eye-popping revenues in the billions of dollars, year after year, each year better than the last.
No need to stay tuned.
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