No, they make very little money from even the most popular older works. Take Ben Hur for example. They have done a remake (scheduled for release later this year - timed for next Christmas). If they could still make lots of money from the 1959 version why bother - but what they really don't want is the 1959 version competing with their new (and likely lame) film.
There are very few old works (beyond Happy Birthday) that actually make siginificant money.
Actually the main reason behind this is not to continue to profit from those old works - rather it is to avoid new works having to compete with them. They don't care if the old works are lost completely - in fact that would be even better for them - because it would be permanent.
1 Almost every last person in the entertainment industry, with very few exceptions, is a complete and utter idiot, lacking even the most basic pattern recognition skills, and incapable of learning even the most obvious lesson from their past actions.
#1 is possible, but unlikely in the extreme. You don't reach the point of running multi-billion dollar companies if you are lacking in smarts and business skill, and only an idiot would throw millions away if they weren't getting anything out of it.
Actually that IS entirely possible in the sense that they have a blind spot in that direction. Everyone in the entertainment industries is brainwashed from day 1 to believecertain things about copyright, piracy etc etc. I see this effect with people that I know personally who are not stupid but yet still have this emotional reaction to piracy. You grossly underestimate the human capability for cognitive dissonance.
First of all the purpose of terrorism is to make people afraid. That people become afraid is an indicator that terrorism worked, even if the proposed terror is fiction. Interestingly, I have yet to see any methodology to ascertain if anyone is actually afraid.
Actually it is an economic war and it is surprisingly successful. The economic cost of all the securoty is truly staggering.
" In a post-9/11 interview with Al Jazeera, bin Laden remarked at length on the financial impact of the attacks. He concluded that the total cost to America was “no less than $1 trillion,” in comparison with the approximately $500,000 al-Qaeda spent to make it happen."
Quoted in Gartenstein-Ross, “Bin Laden’s ‘War of a Thousand Cuts’ Will Live On.”
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Farewll, freedom. We hardly knew ye
The government should NEVER be in the business of health care of any kind. ... If you really wanted to fix healthcare, you would instead completely outlaw insurance completely.
You just condemmned everyone except the 0.1% to early death with those two statements. Modern healthcare is not affordable by ordinary people at the stages of their lives where they need it most. (Infancy and old age). Some kind of insurance scheme is inevitable and the government is best placed to provide it universally.
BY the way do you REALLY mean that governemnt is not involved in ANY healthcare - including wounded soldiers on the battlefield?
According to some of the papers today, ISIS are going around smashing up satellite dishes and receivers in and around Raqqa to stop the locals seeing all the nasty things the West are saying about them.
Would one of those nasty things be "ISIS are going around smashing up satellite dishes ....."
That seams highly improbable. The bible even condone stoning of animals to death.
Firstly that is a non-sequitur.
Secondly you would have to believe that either:
a) Assuming that it is not literally true the person who wrote it was unaware that he had just contradicted himself
b) Assuming that it is leterally true... but wait a minute if it is literally true then you are in the wrong anyway.
Tell this to doctors in Ireland that ...etc
You can find examples of bad stuff done by the adherents of every religion, philosophy or political system - including whatever you subscribe to. So what?
I just pointed out that you made a deliberate, ridiculous misinterpretation of a text to support your argument. That criticism stands. Obviously aren't prepared to let logic or reason interfere with your predetermined attitudes.