The Movie Business Strives To Be Like... The IRS?!?

from the have-you-had-your-movie-audit-lately? dept

We've already questioned Dan Glickman's backwards looking plan as head of the MPAA to beg people not to tape movies, but Glickman continues to amaze with his complete inability to realize what's happening to the business he's supposed to be helping to shape going forward. His latest claim is that he wants to make the movie industry more like the IRS. Sheer brilliance. This is an industry that needs to attract and retain customers in the face of increasing competition from a variety of different sources, and the plan is to make the industry more like one of the most hated organizations in the country. Are we going to need to fill out complex forms next time we want to watch a movie too?

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    Anonymous Bastard, Mar 25th, 2005 @ 3:59am

    Lots of context

    Sure is funnier when you say it than reading the specific mention of the IRS in the original article.

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    knight37, Mar 25th, 2005 @ 7:06am

    I'm sure they would

    Yeah, I bet they'd like it to work like the IRS. Instead of deciding what movies you watch and paying for those at the time, the MPAA could just take out a percentage of everyone's income every year. They'd like that I bet.

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  3. identicon
    eponymous geek, Mar 25th, 2005 @ 8:46am

    Subject Given

    coming soon, the Quicken Media Player.

    release date 1 April?

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  4. identicon
    Boilerbob, Mar 25th, 2005 @ 8:58am

    Re: Lots of context

    Sure, some of the humor isn't there in the original article but Mike's point is that the IRS assumes everyone is cheating until the taxpayer proves innocence. It's humorous that a business would think that's a good customer service policy.

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