A while ago, I theorized that the entertainment industry’s estimates of lost sales due to file sharing were pretty much pulled out of thin air. I commend this column in the Guardian to your attention. The writer believes pretty much the same thing, but he’s done some research. An excerpt:
This looks interesting: The New York Times reports that RealNetworks is squaring off against the recording industry on copyrights and digital media. Read the full story here. The proximate issue, as the lawyers say, would seem to be, “What constitutes ‘fair use’?” An excerpt: The Seattle-based company is accusing the studios and the (DVD Copy Control) association of violating antitrust law by illegally colluding to stop consumers from making “fair use” copies of their DVDs and to prevent competing DD products from hitting the market. The association manages the technical specifications and security features of DVD discs.
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