MPAA Now Targeting College Students

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Nimrod

"More than 2.4 million workers in all 50 states depend on the entertainment industry for their jobs," the letter states. "Online theft is a job-killer that also reduces the number of opportunities for graduates of your institution to make a living in the creative sectors."

 

Show me spicifically the jobs that have been lost because of this please.

 

 

 

 

If your not going to stop the fking spammers then get rig the this idiot captcha

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Ghok

Last I checked, movies were still being made and still making money. Avatar made unfathomable amounts of money last year. Improve your business model if you want to reduce piracy. Pirating only caters to cheapskates or a market that's being ignored. Most people don't mind paying a couple hours wage for a couple hours entertainment, and those who do never will anyway. Really, it's not worth the bad press.

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Zachary K.

"and those who do never will anyway."

if they never would pay for it, than they don't deserve to have it. poor excuse.

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Danthrax66

But that isn't going to stop them from getting it. I'd much rather see the money spent on going after people put into making better movies/music. Would you agree especially since piracy has never been proven to hurt sales?

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Zachary K.

go get em boys, you are fighting the improbable fight (not impossible, just very, very improbable).

pirating is the low point of the internet and need to die a fast and painful death. (and it give torrents a bad name).

ps. pirates should be shot, in the BALLS.

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Nimrod

right because the chopo on here isnt nearlly as bad. Go back to your real damn job you fking citizen spy

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Jox

So, I'm curious.  When will you be changing your name to the United Corporations of America?

Lobbyists should be shot.

-Jox

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schneider1492

if they can bootstrap we can bootleg! they go foot and foot!

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violian

Wow, couldn't have summed it up better.

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Carlidan

Totally agree. Lobbyist have so much political power.

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violian

So universities and colleges who are lacking in enforcing illegal file-sharing could lose federal aid? Since when did the interests of Hollywood precede that of education? Another reason why our education system is failing miserably compared to other advanced countries. The government is least concerned about our education. Apparently, improving our education system won't better America. It is protecting the wealthy Hollywood that will position America in a better spot.

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SAND_CREATURE

thats just how government works here.  If the government wants something done that it doesn't have the power to do directly, it just threatens to take away federal money.

One example of this is when they lowered the %BAC for illegal drunk driving.  Threre no constitutional standard for allowing this, so the government said "if you don't lower the BAC number, you don't get any highway funds"

Of course they will comply, it's not like anyone can say no to ultimatums like that.

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