Every industry needs to try to save itself instead of whining to governments to save them. You want to save your industry do something innovative and don't do it at outrageous costs, if all industries thought about end users or consumers they wouldn't be in the trouble that they are in. Look at the movie industry they are trying to save themselves with 3D, is it going to work? I don't know but I can tell you at least they are trying something...
That book is worthless...are you kidding me guy?? People I know won't go to the beach because they have to pay for parking, which means they don't eat at the local restaurants or buy from the local stores. Tourists already don't rent cars much because they don't want to have to pay for parking, when they could be spending their money getting souvenirs or eating out. I live in Miami and when I go to the beach, I just drive by and I see a whole bunch of people that are not spending money or are spending little money to help the economy. Mind you there is almost zero parking available but that is because if one group doesn't go another one takes their place but we could have the beach packed with people if parking were cheaper or free. Free parking would really help the situation because a lot of people would start going more often to the beach meaning they spend more money which in turn creates more jobs.
"Sensible pricing based on the value to the consumer, to me, seems the only way that charged for content can ever work if it is to work at all."
This is exactly what I'm thinking. Most people think they are being ripped off but the problem is that everyone wants to make money from one persons work (i.e. music industry out of artist)this is why cost is so high, if the artist was not tied down to a big corporation or understood that people would buy more of their work if it were reasonably priced then they would fight for us but they don't think that way they just see how much money they are getting and don't think of increasing revenue/profits.
Very true discussing this matter with some others they seem to think that content is the service and not what they are actually listening to or viewing; however they think that by paying for these services that they are paying for content.
I think the youngsters would be willing to pay if the cost of content wasn't exorbitantly high...I don't think they like to just get things for free when they see the situation that the world is in but they feel that we are in this because of how we have been handling this business.
Most people will believe anything said by a professional... This is the same reason why critics exist, people generally will believe anything they are told and if it is said by a professional they will believe it even more. As long as people don't really dissect studies on their own and do research to understand what it is that they are looking at.
"The U.S. Copyright Group, which is representing a handful of independent film production companies, has signed up 15 law firms across the continental U.S. to act as local counsel and begin filing individual lawsuits against those alleged file-sharers who refused to settle."
And I still haven't heard anything about this on TV, I wonder why that is?
Peter Jenner has definitely seen the light and understands that even though file sharing can't be stopped it could be used to deter or thwart people from doing it. I like his ideas and don't see how they would be impossible to understand even to the most hard headed high level execs.
But seriously they keep fighting a battle they can't win, when the big wigs at the corporations stop whining about not making money and show that they are not making money because of any "illegal" activities then I'll give them the benefit of the doubt; the problem is they keep making money and rising prices and paying "artist" for multi-million dollar services/products that people are not willing to pay for. Make your products more accessible and people will stop "stealing".
That's why they haven't issued a takedown, they are hungry for your monies! We would the USCG ever issue a takedown when they can keep getting free lunched from the people downloading?? Come on people this is common sense, now I hope someone defending the people getting sued offer this as evidence to prove that the USCG is not trying to help the issue but just grab money from people, while not protecting their "clients". I know it shouldn't make a difference in a case but it should open people's eyes and show them what is going on, at which point a jury should declare innocence.