Re: U.S. gov't more active in piracy fight

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Well, maybe. I think the RIAA and MPAA have done far more harm to themselves
than they've helped, but consider the following:

The US earned almost $9B (that's billion) in revenue last year from world wide
film sales & rentals. See for
the gory details. That does not include music sales.

IIRC, entertainment is second only to Aerospace (ie, those Boeing 777s) for
generating foreign revenue for the US.

If the US is going to be outsourcing all those low paid manufacturing & coding
jobs to third world countries, we need to replace that economic engine with
something or this countries standard of living will quickly decline.

Some fair means of protecting those assets would seem to be necessary.

Re: U.S. gov't more active in piracy fight

Clark W. Griswold, Jr. wrote:

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Sure but who is really getting rich? It is a fact that the middle class has
been deteriorating at an alarming rate over that last ten years while the
upper class has been getting more wealthy and this has nothing to do with
software has to do with lobbyist and Corporate America and the
lack of our "representatives" in Congress actually looking out for the
people that voted for them. Also, Americans generally are totally ignorant
of the current state of affairs and monitoring their "representatives"
falsely believing that Democrats are better than Republicans (or the other
way around) when the same American corporations run both. Clearly lobbyist
should be illegal...

Anyway, that is my rant for today,
Pass a Net Neutrality Law in the US!!!!

Save the Internet: /

Its our net: /


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