MPAA Claims That Anti-Camcording Effort Made People Go See Spider-Man 3?
from the logic?--in-la-la-land,-we-don't-need-logic... dept
We know that the MPAA is really into trying to stop camcording of movies these days, even though it's a tiny (and shrinking) problem for the industry, but it's really a bit bizarre to hear MPAA chief Dan Glickman claim with a straight face that it's because of these anti-camcording efforts that Spider-Man 3 had such a huge opening. For the type of fans who go out to see such a movie on opening weekend, the download isn't a substitute. If anything, it's a complement. Just like when the last Star Wars film came out, fans download the movie, but still want to enjoy the experience of seeing it in the theater with a huge group of other fans. Plus, of course, basic logic should tell you that the camcording crackdown had nothing to do with the large opening. Whoever was doing the camcording couldn't have done it until the movie opened anyway. On top of that, as soon as one decent camcorded version made it to the net (as at least a few did), then it's infinitely available and it doesn't really matter if the industry stopped every other camcording attempt. However, this is the MPAA we're talking about, and if they can't get their math right, I guess it's no surprise that their logic skills are weak as well.