1) If you look at point one, the claims of the cost of piracy by all sectors are in the stratosphere. And why not, it's a guess. An educated one, perhaps, but still a guess. You and I could pull a number out of thin air and it would have as much legitimacy if we were part of an industry association or consulting firm.
2) Take notice to the anti-piracy budgets. Now keeping in mind that these numbers are out-of-date, you'll see that the music industry spends around 3 times more than the film or the software industries to combat piracy. How's that worked out?
3) Take a look at who the alleged pirates are. It's young adults age 29 or younger to be sure (we always knew that), but also about half the adults as well, and equally split between male and female. Piracy has become a cultural phenomenon.
The bottom line, when it comes to media, current anti-piracy policies are not working. In the end, it will take a market-based solution rather than a enforcement one if we're to see a true change in our culture.
Via: Background Check Resource
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