Piracy Harming African Culture... Because Some Professor Says So
from the evidence-please? dept
Of course, that assumes that in the absence of "piracy" prices to see foreign films or to buy their DVDs scale relative to their budget. That's simply not true. Movie tickets and DVD prices do not scale based on the budget of the movie. The professor doesn't seem to mention the fact that most films (especially the low budget kind) struggle to make money in the first place. He just assumes that it's because of piracy. He neglects to mention that there are plenty of business models beyond selling DVDs. He does mention that people seem to prefer local content, but then ignores that in his very next sentence, saying that local content "can't compete." Even though he just said that the market demands local content.