MPAA Offended by File-Sharing Growth Added: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
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Nobody is surprised today when hearing what the Motion Picture Association of America says about file-sharing, as well as about what is politically correct in this regard. The same can be said about the industry’s new legislation coming into conflict with both online free-speech and basic human rights.
The latest media reports revealed that Mr. Alex Swartsel, a representative of the Motion Picture Association of America, was very offended by a recent post regarding the continuous growth of file-sharing. The post indicated that the American credit ratings downgraded, and when coupled with tumbling stocks and international instability, made financial analysts and entertainment industry quite nervous last week. Meanwhile, consumers are already wondering whether the country and the industry are about to enter another recession. Unfortunately, whenever that happens, they would start to tighten their belts and cut unnecessary expenses like purchasing films and TV shows. Those who remember the housing slump could just return to P2P and download films for free instead of going to the theatres or paying for DVDs.
Swartsel labelled this suggestion as intellectually dishonest, as for him such thing as “socially acceptable” file-sharing simply doesn’t exist. Despite the fact that the post author only reported a fact, the entertainment industry, which equals stealing a car to making a copy of a copyrighted film, made the author a pariah. The industry doesn’t care about the bad economy or bad moves of the film producers who choose the easy way to put the blame on file-sharing.
The MPAA representative claimed that jeans are not made out of zeroes and ones, but the entertainment content is. However, because films and music can now be packaged and distributed in digital form, unlike film reels or vinyl records, and can be obtained with a single clicks of a mouse, this does not mean that the both labor and time spent on creating them are any less meaningful.
By the way, the post author never claimed such a thing, but the MPAA is widely known for misleading or avoiding the issue completely. The industry is offended, but refuses to understand the fact that there is no relevance to the economy how much you have worked. Everyone understands that people will keep buying products based on what the market dictates.
August 24th,2011Posted by:
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
|With the crap movies they put out they should be happy file sharers are at least watching their trash.|
they are offended? the public is offended by their garbage they want too much money for, and no original ideas, mostly remakes or re-tellings of the same old stuff...
filesharing has more than just movies, its a benefit for everyone, and the mpaa cant make money off it and dont want anyone to be able to use it, only because they wont change their minds and embrace something that could make them a lot of money, instead, they piss and moan and try to sue the average person.
|The industry’s new legislation and MPAA conflict with both online free-speech and basic human rights. Enough said.|
I hope the MPAA and Mr Mr. Alex Swartsel is TOTALLY offended, CONSTANTLY, little S*** B****** that he so obviously and completely is. If he vanished right into his own shoes, GREAT, so so much the better!
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