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Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Cost of Piracy



Hi Art,

I work with Backgroundcheck.org, where we just published entitled, “The True Cost of Piracy” Considering this overlap in subject matter with your blog, I thought perhaps you would be interested in sharing the infographics with your readers? If so, you can find the infographics here:
(http://www.backgroundcheck.org/cost-of-piracy/).

It has been a sincere pleasure to read your great content.


Thanks for your time!
Dollie Todd

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is very interesting. I do feel bad for artists that are only supported through downloads but for the longest time i did not think that there was anti-piracy budgets. Thank you for sharing.

Kristian Magtanong
com 101
section 4049

Anonymous said...

Those that download dont care or dont think of how it affects others when they do it. The majority of people think of big actors like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who get over 20 million a movie and think..How is it going to affect them enough they are sitting on millions every SINGLE movie they make. The rest of the actors and actresses and others who work on a movie are never considered. I remember when credits took all of 2 min to go across the screen. Now credits last at least 10 because of all the technology used these days. There arena LOT of people who need to get paid for the movie and of course it takes a whole lot of money to produce a movie.

On the other hand, downloading movies, songs, etc is WAY too easy and a lot less expensive than to pay for movies. DVDs are a good $20 for a new movie while it costs about $20 for a 100 pack of blank DVDs and very little of your time to download it. Also it is a very easy way to make quick tax free money. I have seen many people sell them for $5 a movie and these days they are as good as the real copy if found in the right place. Thats $480 bucks profit per case and thats pretty good especially for a college kid. This is probably why it is so popular in colleges.

Unfortunately with the internet expanding I do not see piracy going away any time soon. I think it is something way too hard to control. There are things in place to help prevent a lot of it, especially the mass production of it, but the simple downloading it for personal use or to sell a few on the street is probably going to be sticking around.

Krystle Gerber
Com 101 4080
Mon 6-850

fred said...

I had no idea that it even cost. This post is very cool, it opened my eyes to something that is very different from what I know.