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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > MPAA Releases Another Absurd Report

MPAA Releases Another Absurd Report

MPAA Releases Another Absurd Report

Added: Saturday, September 10th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The inclination of the Motion Pictures Association of America towards exaggeration when it publishes numbers supposed to justify its desperate indignation against piracy-caused losses became a subject for discussion again. The industry experts point out that the anti-piracy group keeps openly deceit Internet users with their forced campaigns and fraudulent reports.


Unfortunately, the governments of different countries tend to believe these exaggerated claims and figures and consequently develop anti-file-sharing legislation which is unreasonable at the very least. The latest graphic published a few days ago displays once more a shameless, treacherous anti-piracy outfit which throws with false numbers all around. The media reports quote a movie review website, explaining that if someone can calculate, they would realize that the MPAA’s figures for “losses” mean an average file-sharer would buy 200 more DVDs annually. Do you have another shelf next to TV at home? You would definitely need it according to the MPAA’s numbers, which mean that downloaders would be purchasing DVDs more than every other day.

Let’s see the reasoning here. The MPAA claims that piracy cost them $58 billion in 2010, which makes film piracy a bigger industry than the GDPs of ten states of America. Let’s also consider the following: the movie industry receives nearly $10 billion from the box office, plus around $30 billion from the after market, selling DVDs and charging for streaming. Here you can understand that piracy costs them one and a half as much as their business really is. Meanwhile, at $10 per DVD, every family in the country would be purchasing 50 DVDs more annually if they weren’t file-sharing. Actually, the most polite term for the MPAA’s statistic is “fictional”.

Let’s go further and see how the MPAA claims that 29 million adults have ever illegally downloaded a movie. Considering that it’s only 13% of the adult population, the figure becomes even more absurd. By the MPAA’s own estimate, those adults would have bought additional 200 DVDs annually if only they were still on dial-up.

In other words, the absurd figures were pulled out of the air, because even if the statistics is correct in regards to how many films are being illegally downloaded, it can’t be considered as a measure of loss. Do you really believe that the average downloader would have bought 200 more DVDs if they are released each year at all?

September 10th,2011

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Date:  Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Comments (13) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-09-10 16:22:19)
antigatez avatargood report!

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2011-09-10 20:20:54)
fusseltier avatarthats funny since most of the dvds i bought were less than 5-10 bucks at walmart when i went on vacation to the states.
thats it, its walmarts fault.
of course i did buy a couple that cost more than 10 dollars, but they were special movies, but there is no movie worth more than 10 dollars to me any more.
same for music, i already have the music i like and want, and new music is awful, no talent, garbage 99 percent of the time, so no need to buy more.
and that is probably the same reason other people are not buying, and that is why they have a decrease in sales of movies and music, more than piracy...
its their bad products costing them sales, not piracy.

posted by Blocked (2011-09-10 21:30:09)
menahunie avatarWhy should people spend their hard earned money on junk movies?
Becoz that is what most movie today are JUNK..
Do they still believe the average earner is going to spend a day or tow of wages to see crapz?
Not me.
The crazy thing is I subscribe to streaming movie service and don't buy dvd's anyway because they are stupid expensive..
Also the stupid high ticket prices and etc... Hellz I just wait for the movie to wind up in Walworts 4-5 bid....
Buy a dvd player and movie for around 60.00 and the family can then watch crapz cheaper; have a player already then more crapz allot cheaper..

posted by (2011-09-10 21:30:41)
No avatarif those figures were true then, if i have the maths right, the US Government is missing out on an extra 150% more tax it could be claiming from the industry. i am presently unaware of the US Government turning a blind eye to a loss of tax income.

posted by (2011-09-10 21:47:46)
No avatarMOAR TAXES??? dats sociolism!!!11

posted by (2011-09-11 04:11:46)
DarkFather avatarI don't buy DVD's since getting a PS3 two years ago. I buy Blu Rays "IF" I like the movie, and ONLY if they are less than 20 dollars. I shed no tears for the MPAA. I do not support the leftist run Hollywood and its destruction of the art of Cinema in order to press political agendas down our throats in each new movie. Hollywood has become a re-education propaganda gestapo.

Interesting that they do not mention the new report of the profit margin upturn with the Theater and Cinema, which in my opinion is also false because people actually PAY more to see movies in 3D now. So, less people could actually be going to the theater, but the prices are higher. But, they lie using these profit numbers and make it look like more people are going, when they most likely aren't.

The prices go up on everything and have considerable on food in the past year, they want to add more taxes, but never raise our wages and in some cases freeze peoples wages. So, is it any surprise that people download? It's the only source of entertainment people CAN AFFORD!!!!!

posted by (2011-09-11 04:28:45)
JohnnyBlade avatarI treat file sharing a lot like freeware.. if I like it I will spend the money on it.. everyone deserves to get paid for their work if the work pleases the consumer.. maybe if Hollyweird spent a little less on ad campaigns designed to trick people into seeing shitty movies fewer people would feel burned after shelling out to see them on the big screen.

posted by (2011-09-11 19:21:45)
Rasax avatarPiracy costs little to nothing to any industry because most people are like me i think, they download a movie if it is any good they then pay to see it and then pay to buy the dvd\bluray if it was that good so in a way piracy gaurantee's profit. Only time it costs is when we download a load of rubbish see that it is a load of rubbish and then know better then to give it any of our hard earned cash, so the message from that isn't stop file sharing the message is stop making rubbish and the problem goes away. MPAA seriously when they fail in this guise they can always set themselves up as a new comedy club because over the last few years their ever wild claims have made me laugh more then paramount comedy has .

posted by (2011-09-11 21:06:09)
hrg avatarI have downloaded around 200 movies this year and i'v bought around 54, this is because out of the 200 only 50 of them were watchable despite the big marketing, and 4 of them were rubbish but had a small laugh factor, if you like a film then buy it thats just fair but if there gonna just push out more regurgitated rubbish then i feel its my duty to seed that film to as many people as I can just in the hope that it takes a few more pounds from the lamers creating this junk.

posted by (2011-09-11 21:12:30)
hrg avatarp.s SaM this is the problem were going to have to wait around 20-30 years before people stop being dumb when this generation grows up they will understand this alot better than these 60yr old noobs who run things, the new generation are growing up with tech thats so integrated into there lives its impossible not to become a competent user, the Judge's and these dumb as's at the MPAA prob still use a Spectrum to write these reports on, with HD tv's and the ridiculous prices in theaters why go to the cinema and pay £5 for a ticket then £5 for a SMALL popcorn ect ect then have to drive home after, with my line takes me usually around a hour to get a film, 3 min to run to the shop and £2 for two big bags of butterworth popcorn, turn the lights out and 80inch tv with surround beats cinema ANYDAY and no sticky floor or people who carn't seem to grasp the fact you should go to the toilet BEFORE you watch a film....

posted by (2011-09-11 22:20:48)
No avatarMost of the movies they are releasing these days aren't even worth downloading!

posted by (2011-09-13 23:44:34)
No avatarthey are not selling because they over saturate the market with films that suck and the music is crap for every 1 good movie there are 100 crap movies for every 1 good album there are 1000 crap albums for every 1 good song there are millions of crap songs.

they do not realize that file sharing has actually increased sales for the smaller indie type films and bands (the ones that can not spend billions on advertising) . the ones that no one would ever hear about except for file sharing and these people actually care about putting out good music and movies. and people go out an buy there music and movies

posted by (2011-09-18 19:52:48)
coldybt avatarMonaayyyyy, I love it, The taste of it, The smell of it and the feel of it in my hands and bulging out of my pockets. That's the way the MPAA thinks. Pirate Power !

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