Movie ticket sales for October are already being recorded as some of the lowest in recent years. And whoâ€™s to blame according to the film industry? Why, Master Chief of course. Several film executives and researchers are convinced that many movie-goers stayed home playing the game instead of venturing out to the theater.
The Piracy Nazis have been lying in their quest to strong-arm foreign countries into adopting their short-sighted anti-piracy laws. But they have finally been caught. They claim Canada is supposedly responsible for 70% of all world piracy, while recently they claimed that New York is responsible for 40% of world piracy; something doesn’t add up.
US consumers are still downloading movies illegally despite the growing availability of subscription based movie download services according to a study conducted by Advanis Inc. “The industry can respond to this stubborn core of piracy in one of two ways: “It can spend its time and resources pursuing pirates, and…”
Last week at the Digital Home Developers Conference Brad Hunt, the MPAA’s executive vice president and chief technology officer said that piracy is the inevitable outcome of the music and movie industries’ inability to provide a simple, inter-compatible and non-intrusive DRM solution.
The Motion Picture Association of America will stop at nothing to prevent the international trafficking of pirated movies. The film industry lobby is enlisting the help of two Labradors, Lucky and Flo, that have been trained to smell chemicals found in DVDs. The problem: Pirated DVDs smell just like regular ones!