Movie Industry To Try Public Education On Copyright Issues

from the brainwash-'em-young dept

At the same conference where the DOJ said they’re going to throw file traders in jail, the head of News Corp said that an (unnamed) movie theater chain will air public service announcements before movies start reminding people that downloading movies is theft. I would imagine that such a plan is likely to fail. First, it pisses people off by wasting even more time before a movie starts (these days they’re up to at least 12 minutes of previews, I think). Also, the fact is that people already know that downloading breaks some laws. They just don’t agree with those laws. I doubt public service announcements will have much of an effect. Maybe the industry would be better served taking some time understanding why their customers want access to downloadable content – and figuring out a better way to provide for that need.

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