Someone tell us why we need this industry? Those people who lose their jobs can go work in insurance or some other legal field where you manipulate the law to prey on people for a living.
For the rest of us, who cares about the MPAA? I don't care. If they get hit by a meteorite and die today it will be a blurb on the news, probably followed by a week long celebration and sighs of relief and then the world will keep on "pirating" aka living the way we have always done.
MPAA is so insignificant and behind the pace of today's world that nothing they say deserves serious attention or critique.
If there is anything practical to be gained from this post, it is that we should turn deaf ears to these clowns and focus on being productive while they are busy trying to figure out wtf is going on.
We continue to innovate regardless of what they say. Innovators are not competitors today. Stand together as a relevant industry against this feeble tyrant.
Lawyers don't get paid based on sales figures. Lawyers get paid to "protect intellectual property" and advise copyright holders. Therefore, lawyers advise copyright holders that their "intellectual property" must be protected.
Copyright holders, in the meantime, are mostly idiots if they're still using copyright instead of getting on board with creative commons licensing.
Even Jesus H. Christ prefers South Korean broadband for torrenting.
"Jesus LOVES file-sharing. The bible has long been shared for free. The pope has warned governments to lay off copyright enforcement against file-sharers. Jesus copied fish and bread for the poor knowing full well that He would later be crucified for it. The bible quotes Jesus, speaking of charity, saying that when you share with each other, you are sharing with Jesus. He says there is no greater way to serve Him. Seeding will put you on a fast track to salvation. In fact, right before posting this I prayed and Jesus confirmed that He is currently running a seedbox out of South Korea. I asked him 'why South Korea?' and He replied, simply, 'better bandwidth'. I also asked Him why I should capitalize words like 'he' and 'him' when it's not grammatically correct and thatís when He stopped answering Me."
These cake photographers are the criminals responsible for creating the financial cliff. They should be hunted down and executed on site. The cake design industry can't be sustained as long as these thugs steal images of cakes and publish them without permission. If we lose cake in this country then Americans will need to eat up to three times as many cookies in order to maintain the current rate of obesity.
To sum up AC's statement, "New models need to improve while remaining bound to the old model." Though he may not realize it, AC is ultimately agreeing with this article.
RIAA is not as healthy as AC seems to be convinced. If only that proud ol' business model ran on belief!
There is a new model that is better. It's called file-sharing. It has smashed the old model and this article is a stellar example of why the old model prevents business new business models from competing with the undefeated champion that is internet piracy.