'Pirates' Thriving, In Spite Of Pirates
from the file-sharrrrrrring dept
It's being pointed out that the new Pirates of the Caribbean sequel not only is the top movie at the box office, it's also atop the P2P file-sharing charts. This isn't the first time a movie's been widely downloaded and still done well at the box office, and it won't be the last, either. So despite what movie execs say, their films can "compete with free" -- and do pretty well. Whether it's offering something more convenient, offering moviegoers a better experience, or using free content as a jumping-off point to sell people other stuff, there's lots of ways movie studios and theaters can thrive in the face of file-sharing. But to do that, they've got to own up to the obvious, and quit blaming piracy instead of changing how they do business.