It would be easier for you to be believed if the Star Wars franchise had finally recouped.
Perhaps the problem with the "low budget" films is the fact they try and follow the failing model used by the big players because they have the insane belief that is the only way for a film to make money. Perhaps if they handled their own distribution with a company who didn't offer them a crappier deal to make sure the big guys don't punish them they would be better off and get better market penetration... or perhaps crap films make crap money because... they are crap.
Perhaps it is time for the ISPs to take a risk. Shut down. The law is pushing them to do the impossible or face liability to appease certain cartels. Perhaps giving the people a reason to apply pressure to the government to fix this broken insanity might be the right thing. Talking about it, showing example after example hasn't managed to get them to balance the law... perhaps having irate voters calling for them to be replaced might remind them of their duty to represent the people and not just corporate sponsors.
I'm more frightened that the agency that wastes huge money on snakeoil solutions is now advocating arming those people who have the mystic talent of looking to see if your a bad person. How soon until we have a report on them shooting someone based on we thought they were bad?
So let us just do the easy thing to benefit the public in these situations. Require that the content industry has to make available a digital copy on demand to people who purchased the material. That way no one has to break the law, and it reenforces that the public actually has the right to format shift.
Plus it might cause the cartel leadership to have a stroke and be replaced by people who aren't insane.
If one wishes to find them a subpoena to every payment processor they use is step 1. Step 2 is to have the court freeze those assets while issuing a subpoena for the bank records. Step 3 is to serve the account holder and if they claim to know nothing transfer the owed monies to the plaintiffs and then let the Feds have the account holder... cause lying in banking is bad (if your not the bank). Step 4 watch the people scramble.
I await the public to suddenly get shocked by the idea that some of these firms are paid more if we don;t have enough people locked up. That there is a perverse incentive to send more people to jail to avoid those penalties.
But then the outrage over the Judges who were sending kids who did stupid kids things for long stints in private facilities that paid the Judges died off pretty quick.
I do not understand this mindset of ZOMG I must silence them or all of my business will dry up. Businesses have become to obsessed with having a "perfect" rating and are willing to destroy their brand to maintain it.
I think a larger portion of this is lawyers who now seem to be actively trawling or soliciting cases based on less than perfect Yelp reviews. It is the next generation of SEO magic, just shake the law at them and it all gets better. Pay me a fee and I'll fix it, ignore every other person who went legal and destroyed their brand... I'm better than them.
Not everyone is going to like your business, even if you do everything right someone will find something to harp on. Humans are more likely to do nothing if everything was fine, and you should expect you will get more negative reviews than good ones. The real trick is not to take them to heart and try and kill the infidel, but to address the concerns in a business like manner and move on. Soliciting super glowing reviews is not going to help either. Provide the best service possible, address the reviews, and as that damn overplayed song says... Let it go.
Even with his insane math and presumptions, they are based on what has been claimed by each of the **AA's on multiple occasions. IP is our most valuable thing, in the minds of a few who only see dollar signs dancing because they made something that one time. While one could dismiss him outright for being out of his mind, this perfectly highlights the response we see time and time again. I made this and its worth kajillions that you owe to me, because I think its worth that much. You owe me, my heirs, my heirs heirs a living forever.
Creating is hard, but it does not entitle you to all of this. Until we can stop the insane thoughts from the other side, who lie and distort the truth, we will see more and more of these cases.
My only hope is that he used that awful Dash woman's poem as a refrain and the 2 of them will be forced to do gladiatorial combat.
Someone give him a map so he can find his own ass already. I grow weary of this stupidity being spewed by someone who obviously has a shit ton of dirt to hide, why else would he still continue to spout the NSA partyline? CIA went all spyhappy on DiFi... think about it.
The actual trigger of the bullying is a group of adults unable and unwilling to enforce the policies of the school.
If they actually dared to punish the bullies and stand up to the parents about it, it would stop. But it is easier to make 1 kid change to allow them to avoid having to be the grownup.
How do they expect to raise the next generation of leaders when they refuse to show them there are rules and consequences? Perhaps some day when they are old one of their former students will be their caretaker, and ignore the rule that they needed that pill at a certain time... wonder if they will still think they did the right thing then.