If The AP Will Reprint RIAA Propaganda, No Surprise That Reuters Will Reprint MPAA Propaganda
from the no,-seriously dept
A few weeks ago, we were surprised to see the Associated Press basically reprint RIAA propaganda about their plan to sue college students -- without a single question about how effective (or ineffective) such a policy would be. They didn't even quote anyone who questioned the strategy, but simply acted as if it totally made sense. Apparently Reuters felt left out in sucking up to the entertainment industry. A bunch of folks have pointed us to this Reuters article about the "powerful new weapon" the movie industry is using: night vision goggles. This is nothing new. Theaters have been outfitting people with night vision goggles to capture camcording customers for years. But, suddenly, for Reuters it's a fantastic new tool that's incredibly effective. Nevermind the fact that camcorded films are not a big problem compared to studio leaks of the actual movie. Never mind that customers don't like being treated like criminals. But, don't expect to hear any of that from the reporter who wrote the article. Instead, just expect to read about how "successful" this new strategy is.