San Jose, CA
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reply to BF69
Re: U.S. economy loses $58 billion from piracy every year.
said by BF69:How would you design a metric to determine what the **AA is losing to piracy? Do you assume that every pirated copy of a movie is a lost sale? On what basis do you make that assumption? What if nobody offered pirated content, and sales remained at their current levels?
Surely you are not suggesting that priratng cost businesses NOTHING?
The **AA estimates their losses by first taking a WAG at how many copies of Titanic the public would buy, if they couldn't get a pirated copy. Then they take a WAG at how many pirated copies are floating around on the Internet. They subtract the second WAG from the first WAG, and derive the dollar amount of sales not made; but the result of their wagging is: WAG/A - WAG/B = WAG/X.
A WAG is still a WAG, no matter how the **AA spins it.
NOTE: WAG = Wild Assessed Guess
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