reply to post by Kody27
Just because sales have gone up (so has population, so has the demographic, and so have prices), it does not mean illegal downloads have helped here.
Pathetic attempt? There is at least one logical fallacy (I can point them out and classify them, if you like) in each paragraph of the above post. I
ask again, have you ever done statistical analysis, or even had a stats class? If you have, then you'd certainly realize how easy it is. Since you
feel it is irrelevant, let's just see an example.
For example, lets look at sales. Sales as what? As units, as dollars? If I sold 10K copies of a product at $10 each a year ago ($100,000), but then
sold only 9K copies since then, at $12 each ($108,000)...did my sales really go up? Sure, I made $8000 more, but I sold 10% less copies! So you see,
yes, statistics and numbers can lie. (and that's just off the top of my head). It's all about how you present the information.
Our sales increased by 8%! (Yay!) - (based on sales dollars)
Our sales decreased by 10% (Crap!) - (based on units sold)
Both statements are true. It's all in how it is PRESENTED....
Statistics = lies, damn lies.
Whether you agree or disagree, the next time you hear a statistic like this, I hope you remember this post, and ask yourself just how they got to that
For my investors and the public, I'm going to want to go with the first statement (and I'd be "truthful", but it would be a half-truth).
Regardless of a host nation's law, if YOU are in the US (or another nation that respects those copyrights) and downloading it, then yes, YOU are
committing a crime. (and I'm sure you're well aware of that).
But they haven't, and do you know why? There can be only one reason.....Because their sales have gone UP
There could be plenty of reasons, such as the complete inability to hold nations that don't respect copyrights accountable. Perhaps that is the
reason? You yourself made mention of this...
It is certainly a more plausible reason. Since when has any company ever just ignored lost revenue
because they were still making a profit? They are still going to go after it.
Again, we're going to have to just agree to disagree here, as this is really WAY off-topic from the thread anyhow. I'm cool debating it in another
thread if you like (oddly enough, I even did a college paper on this once), but I suppose until Sunday's new episode, won't be much new True Blood
info to discuss.
edit on 27-6-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)