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MPAA admits mistake on downloading study

by nutjob / January 23, 2008 1:37 AM PST

But decides it does not matter.

http://tinyurl.com/2pgnqn

In a 2005 study it commissioned, the Motion Picture Association of America claimed that 44 percent of the industry's domestic losses came from illegal downloading of movies by college students, who often have access to high-bandwidth networks on campus.

The MPAA has used the study to pressure colleges to take tougher steps to prevent illegal file-sharing and to back legislation currently before the House of Representatives that would force them to do so.

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OWNED!
by skyzophrenyk / January 23, 2008 1:46 AM PST

LOL, Epic..

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Paper Losses
by Renegade Knight / January 25, 2008 3:48 AM PST

Most of those students would have as Plan B rent the movie or go buy beer. Neither would result in a whole heck of a lot of revenue for the MPAA members.

The thing about trying to figure out what you would have made if somehing didn't happen is that you have to take a guess. If businesses knew how to guess who's going to use their service...90% would not fail.

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