The people who make movies, and make music make millions of dollars per year anyways, and the amount the lose from piracy is very little. Movies for
example, you go see a movie in the theatre, and you pay 10 or more dollars to see it. If a million people see the movie. They just made 10 million
dollars, and thats just one time each. Movies like Avatar where people would go 4 or 5 times in a week to see it over and over.
They already made their investment and enough to pay everyone their million dollar paycheques.
If i want to download a movie and save 20 dollars so i can spend that money elsewhere, then im going to.
Same with music,
Metallica came and played in my town with Coheed & Cambria and some other bands, and the tickets were 150 bucks a pop, and there were 25,000 of them.
3.75 million dollars in one night. Multiply that by 100+ shows a year and well, there you go.
Most musicians don't give a damn about people downloading their music, or else we'd have more bands flipping out like metallica back when they sued
napster. When its all about money, then people give a #.
From what i understand, music isn't really about the money, most musicians play because they love to play music. Of course, thats not all of them.
And by the way, AVATAR grossed over 2 billion dollars. $2,782,275,172 to be exact. So who gives a damn if 50,000 people download the movie.. they
already made their dues, and everything else is just gravy.
edit on 17/12/11 by AzureSky because: (no reason given)