I mean that the claims that piracy effects business in any signficant way; clearly shows it doesn't if you look at sales. And more over, that their claims of the effects of piracy and particularly in relation to filesharing is wildly, wildly out of line with reality.... they've infact had to apologise for lying:
that college students were responsible for 44 percent of the movie industry’s claimed domestic losses, because of prodigious illegal downloading.
The math was wrong by a factor of three; the new estimate is down to 15 percent of the industry’s losses. The A.P. deemed that a “mistake” in its headline, while bloggers joyously chose words like “bogus,” “botched,” “grossly inflated” and “lying” in theirs.
The M.P.A.A. said the original figure, from a 2005 study, was wrong because of “human error,” without elaborating.
They've had to apologise for overstating the effect of piracy on earnings, or more accurately "filesharing". I have no doubt organised reproduction and sale of pirate goods is a problem, but time and time and time again the MPAA has lied about the effect on box office receipts from filesharing and their argument has been compeletely crushed to the point where they've had to release an apology. That qualifies for crushed in my book.
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