Is “revulsion” the right word? - just putting it out there.
Forgive me if I’m wrong but I’m suppose to understand that if I use wireless equipment, I can’t really expect privacy in those communications. That’s called being “adult” or understanding that we are in a new age of technology. Or, if its on the Internet, it’s out there…I don’t own it any more!
However, it seems that the movie industry is throwing a legal tantrum demanding that they be allowed to keep all their “pre-computer age” rights (and collect even more in passing) while the rest of us have to adjust to fewer rights and liberties. And, we are suppose to respect this “childish” behavior by the studios as “business-like” - really? I have a hard time wrapping my brain around that one.
And, by the way, whether the couple discussed the pirated copy of Twilight or not, what is more to the point, did the kids like it enough to pressure their parents into buying them a copy? That’s the unsung advantage that works for the studios which they don’t care to admit. If piracy stopped “totally” - so would many of their sales - because without piracy, there’s no “free” advertising going on.
You’d imagine that with all the think-tanks and creative brain-power that the entertainment industry has at their disposal, they’d find a way to manipulate piracy - to make it work for them - instead of draining their legal accounts and angering their potential customer base. For example - “Turn in a boot-legged copy and get a 20% off the legal copy with this coupon!” This is off the top of my head. Imagine what really creative people could come up with “if” the studios decided to stop trying to get “even” and just tried making profits?