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Net Piracy Pillages Film Industry
The BG News (Enter Link Here) ^ | 14 SEPTEMBER 2005 (21 SEPTEMBER 2005) | Adam Shapiro

Posted on 09/21/2005 5:29:40 PM PDT by jscottdavis_for_48th_district

It's time for politicians to protect the film industry and implement stiff anti-piracy laws.

According to the Motion Picture Association of America, "pirates are costing the film industry billions of dollars each year."

Thank you, J. Scott Davis


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1 posted on 09/21/2005 5:29:42 PM PDT by jscottdavis_for_48th_district
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To: jscottdavis_for_48th_district

---According to the Motion Picture Association of America, "pirates are costing the film industry billions of dollars each year."---

Funny, I thought crappy movies were responsible.


2 posted on 09/21/2005 5:38:06 PM PDT by flashbunny (Do you believe in the Constitution only until it keeps the government from doing what you want?)
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To: jscottdavis_for_48th_district

Hey, historically speaking this material has already been covered -- one of the tales of ancient King Midas.


3 posted on 09/21/2005 5:39:53 PM PDT by bvw
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To: jscottdavis_for_48th_district

I wonder how accurate this is. In studies they have shown that those who illegally downloaded music were still more likely to buy the album. Granted movies are a little different, but I would think that anyone who would take the time to download a movie would still probably go to theatres to see the movie if they liked it. Unless you have a really nice home theater it is hard to recreate the theater experience.


4 posted on 09/21/2005 5:48:37 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: flashbunny

Piracy is stealing their copyright!


5 posted on 09/21/2005 5:57:50 PM PDT by jscottdavis_for_48th_district (J. Scott Davis http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jscottdavisfanclub ...... Onward To Hollywood)
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To: Mr. Blonde

There is several forms of the piracy!

To motivate everyone to understand that we need tough anti-piracy laws, Michael Moore is opposed to it. He permits folks to pirate his material.


6 posted on 09/21/2005 6:01:25 PM PDT by jscottdavis_for_48th_district (J. Scott Davis http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jscottdavisfanclub ...... Onward To Hollywood)
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To: jscottdavis_for_48th_district

I agree that there should be stiff fines for pirates. It doesn't matter if we like who is being stolen from, stealing is stealing.


7 posted on 09/21/2005 6:02:56 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: jscottdavis_for_48th_district

It's just an excuse to blame the public for their crappy movies, which is the real reason for their problems.


8 posted on 09/21/2005 6:03:18 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances and it advances relentlessly freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Brett66

It was a bad summer for the movie industry! Much of this is because off pirates stealing their flicks and distributing them online.


9 posted on 09/21/2005 6:05:31 PM PDT by jscottdavis_for_48th_district (J. Scott Davis http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jscottdavisfanclub ...... Onward To Hollywood)
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To: Mr. Blonde

Of course, an exemption will be films developed by Michael Moore (lol).


10 posted on 09/21/2005 6:06:44 PM PDT by jscottdavis_for_48th_district (J. Scott Davis http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jscottdavisfanclub ...... Onward To Hollywood)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

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11 posted on 09/21/2005 6:33:02 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: jscottdavis_for_48th_district
It's time for politicians to protect the film industry....

Hell, they've been in bed for years and years.

12 posted on 09/21/2005 10:40:22 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: jscottdavis_for_48th_district

Protecting the film industry from pirates is like protecting drug dealers from muggers. Not a motivating proposition.


13 posted on 09/22/2005 1:45:14 AM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: Mr. Blonde
Unless you have a really nice home theater it is hard to recreate the theater experience.

I usually call the local clinics and see how many people I can get over to cough and sneeze behind me then I head to the nearest MickyD's and invite a tall fat guy to sit in front of me and burp and fart all during the movie. I'll grind up some Dots and JuJubes and stick them on the soles of my shoes then make some microwave popcorn and let the cat pee on it so it has that fresh theater taste. Last but not least I tear up a few twenties so my wallet gets the whole experence. It takes work to get that real theater experience at home but with some work and planning it can be done.

14 posted on 09/22/2005 2:20:12 AM PDT by this_ol_patriot (What's good for the goose and all that.)
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To: DTogo

Maybe if you protect filmmakers copyrights, they won't be so tempted to film outside the country to cut expenses? It generates the economy when they shoot in California and the U.S.


15 posted on 09/22/2005 4:44:32 AM PDT by jscottdavis_for_48th_district (J. Scott Davis http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jscottdavisfanclub ...... Onward To Hollywood)
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To: JoJo Gunn

If we didn't have the liberals to contend with, stiff pirarcy laws would have been implemented years ago.


16 posted on 09/22/2005 4:46:00 AM PDT by jscottdavis_for_48th_district (J. Scott Davis http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jscottdavisfanclub ...... Onward To Hollywood)
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To: martin_fierro

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17 posted on 09/22/2005 4:47:48 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: martin_fierro
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Thusly.

18 posted on 09/22/2005 5:32:50 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: jscottdavis_for_48th_district

"Permitted piracy" isn't piracy.


19 posted on 09/22/2005 5:34:11 AM PDT by MortMan (Mostly Harmless)
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To: Brett66; Tijeras_Slim
It's just an excuse to blame the public for their crappy movies, which is the real reason for their problems.

Ohhh no, no, nooo. I'm sure there's a real demand to illegally download these comic gems.

20 posted on 09/22/2005 5:43:07 AM PDT by martin_fierro (We few. We silly few.)
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