I personally think we should start an organization called "STFU RIAA/MPAA". We simply make a $1 donation along with a FU card and we'll be able to hand them a check for more than their losses so they can shut up.
The job tactic in congress is BS we all know that the exaggeration ration on that is more than 25% and MUST include all markets world wide. We also all know that piracy is 3 times greater in china/other places than in the US. Why don't they go after other countries? because if people didn't get it pirated they would not get it period since they can't afford it. Since "most" Americans have "some" money let's make sure they give it up since we can't control piracy anywhere else in the world.
Like it was said before does jobs are like 50%+ jobs that would be overseas but since the companies overall income would be based in the USA they would have to pay tax revenue on it, so they can claim the jobs bs.
If it wasn't for piracy/file sharing we would all still be rocking 56k modems. Millions of customers would not get dsl/cable services. Which in itself provides a tremendous amount of jobs from installers to tech support to engineers to consultants which balance out the scale. Then we have the beginning/expansion of companies such as netflix which bring in MPAA revenue due to the use of new technologies(wide spread use of internet due to referrals).
We all know that if it wasn't for the downloading of games/apps/videos/music we would not need 10mbit pipes to some extent.
I don't know about everyone else but i don't like movie reviews by newspapers/magazines etc.
I don't want some 60 year old guy telling me that spiderman is not a good movie because of this and this.
The persons age is definitely an issue so is the taste of movies the person has etc. If it wasn't for web technologies i wouldn't even see the trailers for so many movies to eventually end up seeing them in theaters.
I think the MPAA should just allow people to download their movies legally and make use of the technologies out there
In conclusion i think people are getting to addicted to the Hollywood scene/music scene. They lookup up to no good celebrities that are full of themselves. I am a teenager but MTV scares me when my 5yr nieces dance like the strippers in the videos etc.
wow this was like my longest post.