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Memo to Hollywood: Piracy isn’t the Problem

For a decade Hollywood has been at the mercy of digital pirates as sales of music and movie seats have fallen. Legal digital downloads have not replaced lost CD sales. The studio outlook seems worse than ever. Digital piracy is destroying valuable industries and thousand of industry jobs. Right?

Wrong.

Consumer piracy isn’t the problem, and anti-piracy measures aren’t the solution. What we are seeing are far stronger societal changes, and the inability of studio executives to make the business model changes necessary to keep-up with their customers.

Anti-piracy technology, on which Hollywood has wasted tens of millions of dollars […]

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