This is nothing new to me being a long time opponent of corporate misleading, but i,m sure many of you will be interested in yet another fake stat expose used to hoodwink gullible politicians.http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/dodgy-digits-behind-the-war-on-piracy.ars/2
If you pay any attention to the endless debates over intellectual property policy in the United States, you'll hear two numbers invoked over and over again, like the stuttering chorus of some Philip Glass opera: 750,000 and $200 to $250 billion. The first is the number of U.S. jobs supposedly lost to intellectual property theft; the second is the annual dollar cost of IP infringement to the U.S. economy. These statistics are brandished like a talisman each time Congress is asked to step up enforcement to protect the ever-beleaguered U.S. content industry. And both, as far as an extended investigation by Ars Technica has been able to determine, are utterly bogus
I urge you all to read the 3 page expose and get to see how and why the recording and movie industries trot out figures from 20 years ago that are no longer relevant to distort the true statistics, if anyone here did such a thing and made false statements to congress its likely we would be facing a federal grand jury, yet one again these corporate criminals are misleading and effectively stealing from the US consumer by utilising these bogus stats for selfish gain, when will they face the peoples justice, maybe each time a recording is infringed they are doing just that.