[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/06/Ohiwo6.png[/newsimage] Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/report-piracy-may-not-affect-revenues-30628/](http://www.myce.com/news/report-piracy-may-not-affect-revenues-30628/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
You mean a download doesn’t equal a lost sale ? OMG what a shock.
I find it amusing and ironic that a study made possible by the Intellectual Property Office questions the need for copyright at all…
[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2524083]Report: Piracy may not affect revenues.
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Your kidding right… OMG did I die and go to heaven… duh…any user what their brains still intact already knows all their hype about lost revenue was all but “HOT” air…without any traction.
I think the RIAA/MPAA got their loss estimate formula by reviewing this trial…
“The court case against Mitnick was completely and entirely whacked. The FBI encouraged victim corporations to inflate loss estimates by tens of millions of dollars and prosecutors tacted on many extra felony charges. In some cases, the “damages” for the software that Mitnick allegedly copied included the cost for all the hardware, salaries, and buildings that were used to write the software.”
I disagree … without and period of copyright, there would be no profit incentive, and hence no reason to innovate
A short period of copyright for creative works (maybe 2-5yrs) is required to establish identify the original creative artists.
In Australia, there is legal dispute concerning a gene pattern that is a key indicator in several different cancers (approx 15% of cases) … This DISCOVERY is to the benefit of all mankind, however the company that DISCOVERED it has patented the knowledge & forced several hospitals using equipment searching for this gene in cancer patients to stop the screening.
I would suggest that this is morally reprehensible, given that the company hasn’t released products to use this knowledge in the several years since DISCOVERY.
I could understand a patent for equipment and processes … but for a DISCOVERY?
The patent world has overstepped it’s bounds, and is no longer server the interests of mankind. Some heavy regulation is required.
They needed a report to figure that out? My dog already knew that, and he heard it from the rock out in the front yard. I can’t tell you how relieved I am that someone else finally figured out 2+2=4.
I’d love to see their formula for PiratesStoleTHISMuchMoneyFromUs’. Probably something like; Well Bob, if we factor in 25 bucks for every bit from every song that was ever clicked on, regardless of it actually being transferrred, we should come up with a rather accurate figure, plus or minus 4 billion percent.
The hard documentation that any of these entities is never going to surface, for it would show all the blue edits to “add here” “decrease this amount” “inflate this sale” to it. Do they think we’re all sheep and just follow whatever way they want?
Our whole economic model is failing(just look around)it is based on the same crapp ideas that gave us the dutch tulip bulb crisis in the 1700’s we need to come up with a new way not find new and stupider ways to prop up the old model!!
[QUOTE=wizardB;2529426]Our whole economic model is failing(just look around)it is based on the same crapp ideas that gave us the dutch tulip bulb crisis in the 1700’s we need to come up with a new way not find new and stupider ways to prop up the old model!![/QUOTE]
[U]I don’t know about you but maybe here a intro respective look at whom the rest elected into office and made this mess in the first place[/U]. So I will say to those whom cries piracy whom put those pirates in the Congress in the first place. The people whom voted them in and now cry fowl…
It will affect somehow.
They just tax it extra: