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Sometimes you have to throw humor at a subject in order to see it in the right light.

So it goes with Rob Reid's SOPA presentation on TED.

You see,

Identifying actual losses to the economy is almost impossible to do unless we use copyright math...
The movie folks tell us that our economy loses over 370,000 jobs to content theft which is quite a lot when you consider that back in 1998 the bureau of labor statistics indicated that the motion picture and video industries were employing 270,000 people, other data has the music industry at about 45,000 people, so the job losses that came with the internet and all that content theft has left us with negative employment in the content industries.

This is one of the many mind-blowing statistics that copyright mathematicians have to deal with everyday.

The rest of the presentation is just as funny and insightful. I highly recommend it.
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