Re: Re: Re: Exciting reading, but I don't get your point.
"...but this is the data that "they" will work with."
This is the sad truth of how things are. Luckily, some people call these organizations on their bogus statistics as evidenced by one of the Ars Technica writers who examined some RIAA stats on musicians:
Dumping perceived "non-essentials" seems to be a really bad habit for larger corporations.
The same thing happened to several of the big record labels when they cut the promotions and artist development departments. I don't think it's a coincidence that at the same time, music quality began to decline as well.
Or they're really trying to set a precedent to ruin the DMCA safe harbors. That would mean they could go back to padding their wallets with lawsuit money instead of, you know, creating quality content.
Chan was quoted as saying: "To be honest with you, I made some stupid posts," Chan told us. "It was certainly unprofessional. I'll be the first to admit it" (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/03/i-made-some-stupid-posts-anti-troll-site-gagged-after-th reats-against-poet/), which was certainly big of him to do.
Though that doesn't change his original comments, Ellis' escalated response was completely unnecessary. She basically used the courts to file a restraining order and have the content taken down.I don't think that is it's intended use.
Yes, it's a lot of instances of infringement, but that doesn't mean those instances resulted in lost sales. That's my point, but you missed it because you're tangled in your anti-techdirt agenda and refuse to see the details.
"The woman spelled out in no uncertain terms the economic hardships caused by piracy..."
Here's a tidbit from one of her Huffington Post Articles:
"Those who finance films generally don't view LGBT storylines as box office winners. As a result, filmmakers who want to tell these stories often turn to creative forms of financing. The process can be a long and brutal one."
So using your logic of just "assuming shit", I could say she's losing money from the possible scenarios:
a. Indie filmmakers are experiencing economic hardships like everyone else
b. Indie filmmakers are not going to her to have their films released
c. Popularity of LGBT movies is in decline
d. Wolfe Releasing is losing money to piracy
Any one of these things could be happening and they all effect her business. There may even be a combination of events, but piling it all on piracy is asinine, especially when it feeds your anti-techdirt agenda.