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  •  Yeah, they claim this lost money is due to piracy (1+ / 0-)
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    Ecclesiastaverbs

    ... but you know why I haven't been going to the movies? When I try to justify spending 9$ a pop at a movie theater, sometimes I think about all the working class people that have sued for hundreds of thousands of dollars they didn't have.

    I think about how The MPAA and RIAA sued colleges, forcing them to dedicate part of their budgets to defending frivolous lawsuits, and pass that cost on to students. I think of episodes of celebrity excess, like the Kardashians. Do I really want to support that?

    So I end up going out to dinner, or maybe bowling or something else instead. It's not piracy that's hurting Hollywood, it's a weak economy with an increasingly informed public deciding to take their money elsewhere. SOPA and PIPA will just increase the backlash against Hollywood.

    "I read this- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I read every last word of this garbage, and because of this piece of $#!^ I'm never reading again!"-Officer Barbrady

    by Broke And Unemployed on Thu Jan 19, 2012 at 09:57:50 AM PST

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