Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 23:22 UTC
In the News "A major new report from a consortium of academic researchers concludes that media piracy can't be stopped through 'three strikes' Internet disconnections, Web censorship, more police powers, higher statutory damages, or tougher criminal penalties. That's because the piracy of movies, music, video games, and software is 'better described as a global pricing problem'. And the only way to solve it is by changing the price."
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No shit !!!
by gnemmi on Tue 15th Mar 2011 00:04 UTC
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In Russia, for instance, researchers noted that legal versions of the film The Dark Knight went for $15. That price, akin to what a US buyer would pay, might sound reasonable until you realize that Russians make less money in a year than US workers. As a percentage of their wages, that $15 price is actually equivalent to a US consumer dropping $75 on the film. Pirate versions can be had for one-third the price.

So, how many brain dead Phd´s did it take them to figure out that the lack of an international price policy was the main reason behind piracy ???

I mean ... really ... was it _that_ hard to figure out that _nobody_ in the third world (or in any place on earth) would spent 20% of his/hers monthly income on a DVD movie/game/software/content when he/she can get the same thing for a mere 1% or less ???

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