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Hollywood is Encouraging Piracy

August 21, 2012 by Hollywood, Opinion, Television

A compelling piece that is dead on by David Pogue writing for Scientific American. Hollywood is doing more to encourage piracy than any other factor out on the internet. The bit about only having 24 hours for an online rental is a particular peeve of mine.

And if you don’t make your product available legally, guess what? The people will get it illegally. Traffic to illegal download sites has more than sextupled since 2009, and file downloading is expected to grow about 23 percent annually until 2015. Why? Of the 10 most pirated movies of 2011, guess how many of them are available to rent online, as I write this in midsummer 2012? Zero.

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