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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > MPAA Boasts Record Profits But Still Blames Piracy

MPAA Boasts Record Profits But Still Blames Piracy

MPAA Boasts Record Profits But Still Blames Piracy

Added: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The MPAA seems to be well-skilled enough to play both sides of the fence. It claims on the one part the piracy being so threatening that it nearly ramps the fact of existence of television industry and motion picture. However, on the other side it makes boast of dramatic profits for several years in a row by now.


It was only last December when the MPAA warned Congress members of the industry facing the implacable challenge of stealing the creative material, which would extract an increasingly impossible cost. The aim of such tragic statement was to praise Congress for granting extra funding in order to help enforcement of the law fight the piracy and theft of intellectual property, including movies.

Let’s now watch how in just three month the MPAA is making boast of dramatic profits. Isn’t that looks like belying the Association’s earlier disastrous predictions?

The annual Theatrical Market Statistics Report of MPAA for the last year indicates global box office receipts reaching $29.9 billion, which is an increase of 7.6% as compared to 2008, and, moreover, almost stunning 30% to 2005!

The MPAA is undoubtedly aware of the way it expressed its opinions (better be called double-speak), so it tries to soften the good news. President and Interim MPAA CEO Bob Pisano announced that they were reminded once more this year that the cinema is the core of the whole entertainment industry and it’s flourishing while the motion picture still faces the tremendous challenges elsewhere in the business.

The only person entirely cognizant of the issue seems to be CEO and President of the National Association of Theater Owners John Fithian, saying that 4 years of box office straight growth, considering that during the last 3 the new records were set for each, clearly show us the great appetite that audiences still have for good movies in enjoying them in the cinemas on a big screen.

This is proved by the fact that films like ‘Wolverine’ or ‘The Dark Knight’ became great box office draws in spite of being intensely pirated. The reason for that is clear enough – monitor of your home computer can’t be compared to the sound and image of a big screen. MPAA simply created all those fears of illegal file-sharing and false pretenses in order to push Congress members to enact law increasing the control of Association over distribution and content. And it mostly succeeds, if you remember the recent example of its victory over DVD backup software.

March 16th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Comments (12) (please add your comment »)

posted by Site Friend (2010-03-16 09:19:54)
magiccrack avatarNice read, even though piracy does happen, ppl also want to see these big movies and a special effects bonanza all on the big cinema screen.

Some ppl also may be really wanting to see a film but download it from the net until they can buy the genuine version when its out on retail release.

Thanx for the article

posted by (2010-03-16 10:14:38)
domino22 avatardont know if anybody seen panorama on the bbc last nite but the downloading law chaging in uk b4 the general election , the days have gone with using no ip protection , use peerblock or even better an ip blocker , you can still get caught with peerblock as not a full ip blocker , try use private servers ie torrent privacy i know its about 10 dollars a month but we have to be one step ahead , the music and movie companies will try anything to get you ip address so try and hide it as much as you can . if they cant get your ip address they cant do anything . if we all stick together share as much or little info , use forums bit more ( new for me too lol !! ) we can beat these arseholes . if you cant hide your ip dont download you will get caught ie , block downloaded one album got a letter thro post for £1000 bill for copyright infringement . see what areshole they are !!

posted by (2010-03-16 10:30:52)
abking avatarThanx for the article.

posted by (2010-03-16 14:55:42)
4JIMi2sTEXAS0 avatarmy avatar says it all !!!

posted by (2010-03-16 16:25:55)
BenjaWiz avatarI'll pirate forever it's all I ever known and the MPAA can kiss my big you know lol.

posted by (2010-03-16 17:00:54)
Dare_Bear23 avataryou nailed it magiccrack, thats what i do perfect example is Star Trek 2009 i dl'd that on a BRRip and then bought the Blu-Ray when it came out so people tell me... Did i still steal even when i bought the release?? i even bought it on the 1st day!! Lol

posted by (2010-03-16 17:19:40)
No avatarHere is a quote from a similar posted 3 days ago on here.
Looking back in time a few months ago the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), was looking at the state of the American film industry with doom and gloom, and that copyright infringements were costing the motion picture industry losses of approximately $7 billion a year, below is a quote from a statement they released in December 2009 by the MPAA,

“Our industry faces the relentless challenge of the theft of its creative content, a challenge extracting an increasingly unbearable cost.”

The blame for this was put down to the copyright infringements and illicit file sharing of their member’s works and materials. Thus leading to them to paint the picture that the movie industry in America was at an all time low and could be possibly heading into financial crisis and massive job losses."

So the only reason the MPAA is complaining when it shouldn't be, cause $29 Billion is a lot more than they have ever seen before, is because guess what? They want that $7 Billion dollars extra they are missing out on even when they are breaking records for the amount of money they are pulling in each year.. It's all about money.. It's not about them being mad cause their movies are being pirated... Their pissed cause they cant get a cut of the action.. And honestly... Is the $7 Billion dollars they say is being lost because of piracy even accurate??? I highly doubt it. You can't blame piracy for record setting years in your industry.. It honestly makes them look like a bunch of baffoons and money hungry profit chasing idiots who couldn't tell their a$5 from their face...

posted by (2010-03-17 00:41:41)
Stayingtrue avatarNice read....but most people thatr I know dl a movie and actually if it's a good movie they wait for it to comwe out and purchase it...Now on the other hand if it's crap well-enough said. thanks for the article.

posted by (2010-03-17 12:49:30)
BenjaWiz avatarHell Yeah! If the DVD is good I'll buy it on Blu-Ray infact sometimes at wally world I pick up some when shopping in electronics section.

posted by Blocked (2010-03-17 19:48:18)
phoenixcrash avatarEven if the MPAA managed to criminalize file-sharing, I'd simply have to wait til it's released on DVD/BluRay, go down to the video store, rent it, rip it, and then return it like I did b4 I ever learned about p2p. I do agree that if it's a really good movie, then I will definitely go out and buy it. Not b4 I get to preview it first! That's one of the reasons to become a pirate: the motion picture industry's inconsistent quality. Everybody reading this can recall a time when they paid out $19.95 for a genuine piece of sh!t movie. So tally that up: $19.95 per each person who ever bought a horrible DVD that they can't return. But that's not their fault is it? Oh, nevermind. Did you say they posted record profits for 2009? Oh, well they needz to shut the F*CK UP!

posted by Blocked (2010-03-17 19:51:37)
phoenixcrash avatar@ Benjawiz; OMG, Wally World has an electronics section? I had no idea. I was too busy looking for a nice coffin on their website.

posted by (2010-03-18 00:42:53)
No avatartwoc solutions that would stop me file sharing
1. bring an unlimited download service at a reasonable price say around 10 - 20 pounds a month and i ll happily pay on top of my isp
2. allow no question refunds on dvd / blu ray and music cds so that if i do buy something, i can take it back if it isn't worth the money and i ll uninstall my bittorrent software tomorrow and walk away.
but somehow i don't think that these 2 solutions will ever be considered because of pure greed

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