Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 00:09 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes ...and we're back. Like so many other sites on the web, OSNews joined the worldwide protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT-IP Act, which threaten to end free speech, economic innovation, privacy, and the free exchange of information on the web. I don't wish to waste too many words on our participation, so consider this item as a sort of comment lightening rod to make sure that when the next story is posted, we can focus fully on its topic. Update: DC seems to be getting the message the internet sent today.
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RE: Musings on SOPA and piracy
by Soulbender on Thu 19th Jan 2012 06:24 UTC in reply to "Musings on SOPA and piracy"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

It's interesting to take into consideration that the technologies to make movies and music of high production values is becoming cheaper by the month.
And, seriously, $200 for a movie? That's fscking insane.
Also look at a recent counter example to "piracy is killing movie profits".
The first Sherlock Holmes movie had a budget of $90 million and made more than $524 at the box office. Please don't tell me piracy is killing the profits. Maybe what's wrong is the profit expectations. Maybe too many shitty movies with high budgets are made.
Maybe the time has come when you will not make insane profits on movies any more but such is life. A lot of businesses and professions has come and gone over the ages and I don't see anyone crying over the fact that you can't become famous and rich by being a woodcutter anymore.

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qbast Member since:
2010-02-08

Oh, I am sure that after accountants finished their part of creative work, "Sherlock Holmes" was a net loss. Look ma, no taxes!

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