MPAAIn a released statement MPAA President and CEO Dan Glickman pointed his finger at the Bit Torrent networks: 'There is no better example of how theft dims the magic of the movies for everyone than this report today regarding BitTorrent providing users with illegal copies of Revenge of the Sith. The unfortunate fact is this type of theft happens on a regular basis on peer to peer networks all over the world." And they say sometimes I overstate the obvious. My question to them is: Do you believe Sith would have made more money if the movie hadn't hit the internet? Considering that a) Sith broke every record for opening day box office, and b) got a ton of free media publicity from the Bit Torrent release (not to mention the hype around the Bit Torrent release). The real problem I see here is that the MPAA is blaming the entire P2P community for spreading just-released movies. Legality aside, BitTorrent is an awesome technology for sharing files. You can't blame the technology for a some of the users actions. The MPAA needs to embrace the technology instead of blame it - there's no going back.
categories Cinematical