May 8, 2012

How The Avengers Beat Piracy - Hint: It Didn't

Ernesto, Torrent Freak

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Despite the widespread availability of pirated releases, The Avengers just scored a record-breaking $200 million opening weekend at the box office. While some are baffled to see that piracy failed to crush the movie’s profits, it’s really not that surprising. Claiming a camcorded copy of a movie seriously impacts box office attendance is the same as arguing that concert bootlegs stop people from seeing artists on stage.
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May 5, 2012
Hollywood No Fan of Fast Internet
Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PC World
Hollywood's piracy schtick might be getting a little old. Not only does the movie industry continue to create less-than-impressive relationships with its audience by suing the pants off alleged file-sharers, now it's worried that... more ››