"Considering all of this stuff is available online, who's really walking down Canal Street buying a hard drive of bootleg music these days?"
Are you kidding? Bootlegs are sold on the streetcorner in every neighborhood. Yes its a problem. The business model of the studios is pay lots of artists and technicians and financiers and everyone's lawyer, and then sell the product for a few years and turn a profit. The business model in bootlegging? Steal it, move it, and move on. You don't need many stats to know where that wind blows - more crap not worth bootlegging. Want quality, interesting entertainment? Pay those who can deliver it. At least you will have a moral basis from which to complain about that crap movie you just paid $20+ to see.
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