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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > MPAA Denied that MegaUpload’s Shutdown Hurt Box-Office Revenues

MPAA Denied that MegaUpload’s Shutdown Hurt Box-Office Revenues

MPAA Denied that MegaUpload’s Shutdown Hurt Box-Office Revenues

Added: Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extratorrent.com
MPAA is currently taking issue with the recent research which claimed that the closure of MegaUpload has negative effect on some movies’ box-office revenues.

The researchers at the Munich School of Management and the Copenhagen Business School have published a summary saying that the shutdown of the cyberlocker this January had hurt box-office revenues of some movies, especially independent projects which might benefit from the exposure to file-sharing websites.

The survey says that the information-spreading effect of unauthorized downloads is especially important for films with smaller audiences. The abstract of the summary was published on the Social Science Research Network. The results were seized on by several bloggers and opponents of attempts to close down portals that offered unauthorized downloads of films and TV shows.

However, Julia Jenks, head of research at the MPAA, claimed that the findings were “flimsy” and were based on a questionable methodology, which included comparing the performance of films before and after the shutdown of the cyberlocker. For example, Jenks said that the findings failed to account for different factors which affected box-office performance, including audience taste. The MPAA claimed that it’s impossible to evaluate the reliability of the conclusions that were made from the abstract, which didn’t fully present the methodology or results of the study. Actually, in its present form, the abstract in question raises more questions than answers.

The Department of Justice of the United States closed New Zealand-based cyberlocker almost a year ago. Its owner, German online businessman Kim Dotcom, is charged with copyright infringement. Since then, Dotcom (born Kim Schmitz) has been denying wrongdoing and fighting US efforts to extradite him.

December 13th,2012

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Date:  Thursday, December 13th, 2012

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posted by (2012-12-13 16:23:16)
CaptCosmo avatarWHAAATT??? "For example, Jenks said that the findings failed to account for different factors which affected box-office performance, including audience taste." Mr Jenks, it's obvious with all the crappy movies "Hollywood" puts out that the audience taste never enters your mind or your equation for success. I don't buy a car without a test drive. I don't buy shoes without trying them on first. I no longer waste my valuable time or spending money without previewing a movie first because 99% of what is out there isn't worth one red cent! Mr Jenks, you need to pull your head out of your ass, it only gives you a shitty outlook on life!

posted by (2012-12-13 17:03:09)
No avatartrying to cover up truth that's all.

posted by Blocked (2012-12-13 18:43:28)
skreamer avatarWell kinda works with the hybrid pirate idea (pirate to sample then spend more money than Joe Average to buy the cinema ticket/optical disc).

posted by (2012-12-14 00:29:02)
No avatar"it’s impossible to evaluate the reliability of the conclusions that were made from the abstract, which didn’t fully present the methodology or results of the study." This girl has the answers as to why the MPAA/RIAA results just don't jive with anyone else in the world. She needs to repeat and write down 1000 times after school her own quote."it’s impossible to evaluate the reliability of the conclusions that were made from the abstract, which didn’t fully present the methodology or results of the study."

posted by Blocked (2012-12-14 09:30:17)
sukmukdik avatarLooks like the case is falling apart and Dotcom may become very very rich in the end...

Dotcom can pursue case against police, GCSB
By David Fisher @Fish_NZH
11:50 AM Thursday Dec 6, 2012


Kim Dotcom. Photo / Sarah Ivey
Kim Dotcom. Photo / Sarah Ivey

Details of the top secret international spy agency ring known as Echelon will have to be produced after a new judgment in the Kim Dotcom case.

The internet tycoon was also cleared to pursue a case for damages against the police and the Government Communications Security Bureau in a judgment which has opened the Government's handling of the criminal copyright case for its harshest criticism yet.

The order for the GCSB to reveal top secret details came as the High Court at Auckland ruled the spy agency would now sit alongside the police in a case probing the unlawful search warrant used in the raid on Dotcom's north Auckland mansion.

Chief high court judge Helen Winkelmann said the GCSB would have to "confirm all entities" to which it gave information sourced through its illegal interception of Dotcom's communications.

She said her order included "members of Echelon/Five Eyes, including any United States authority". The Echelon network is an international intelligence network to which New Zealand and the United States are members, along with Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The judgment also recorded Dotcom's suspicions he had been spied on at least six weeks before the GCSB admitted to doing so, and sought details as to whether others had been swept up in the illegal operation.

The Crown had raised concerns about "secrecy", saying revealing the information could "compromise New Zealand's national security interests".

Justice Winkelmann said the concerns - which included revealing how the GCSB worked with "intelligence allies"- could be managed through the appointment of Stuart Grieve QC. Mr Grieve was appointed by the court to view top secret information and judge its relevance to the case.

The judgment also raised questions about evidence given by Detective Inspector Grant Wormald, the officer who commanded the raid on the mansion. It said evidence he had given about possible "live footage" of the raid "contradicted" earlier evidence given during the hearing.

The police were ordered to provide evidence from a senior New Zealand officer in the US who told an internal publication he "monitored" the raid from FBI headquarters.

Mr Wormald is also facing questions about other testimony after he assured the court there was no surveillance other than that carried out by police. The GCSB's illegal spying operation later emerged.

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET lover (2012-12-15 02:37:38)
Nan1977asdl avatarIf not said so how Julia Jenks will get his pocket money?

posted by Blocked (2012-12-16 00:50:21)
Funky_Cold_Medina avatarThe only think Megauploads shut down hurt was the flow of pie to that fat asses face who owned it.....

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-12-16 13:58:44)
Embolism avatarwell who would you believe ms jenks who works for the people who are out to shut down such sites or an independent source,personally I would go for the independents who are`nt reliant on their pay-check from the MAN.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-12-16 14:08:32)
Embolism avatarThose that watch poor resolution cams and want to see 3D large screen productions afterwards with surround sound after sampling the films are very common within the community and with cinema prices the way they are people will not pay the exorbitant prices unless they are assured by their cams that it is worth going to see beforehand since the previews from the makers of such films usually show the only good scenes in their prequel advertising and so the viewers are let down after paying out to go and watch them,most of the new releases are not worth the money since the storyline and production of films has been made either too simple or target a particular demographic so how can it be judged as to whether it is another puerile piece of cinematic pap or a fab film unless we get an inking from cams first.

posted by Blocked (2012-12-16 18:24:37)
skreamer avatarSee Dark Shadows trailers as 100% proof positive of that (cont from #9). They pitched it as a comedy in the UK. Actually it was not a comedy at all. The trailer comprised simply of all the funny parts of the film.

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