Downloading 'illegally' GENERATES revenue
I did a mini survey about 2 years ago which proved this and I would like the RIAA and MPAA or any other authority to also exercise this same survey.
Personally, whilst having watched numerous movies that I have not paid to see, many of these I would not have gone to watch at the cinema anyway (no loss of revenue,) and the ones I did enjoy I BOUGHT. In the past 2 years I have PAID FOR over 200 DVDs; almost all because I had chance to preview them first.
Ask these 2 questions and decide whether p2p is good or bad...
1. From the CDs / DVDs you have PAID FOR, how many are because you had the opportunity to preview the material first?
2. From the CDs / DVDs you have 'PIRATED', if you were unable to download them, how many would you have actually bought?
My survey showed that a HUGE proportion of peoples’ collections were as a result of downloading and that the pirated material they would have paid for was significantly lower, and in many cases zero.
Conclusion: 'piracy' pays, and the RIAA and MPAA etc should be supporting p2p not opposing it!!
Please note: from the top 20 ALL TIME grossing international BOX OFFICE takings (not even DVD sales,) 15 are since we have been able to download efficiently.
Blackwolf (mx militia)