Sunday, January 24, 2010

Where Are the Pirates?

The Washington Post writes: "'Avatar' tops box office for sixth-straight week". In that article Derik Lang writes ""We're witnessing box office history," said Paul Dergarabedian, box office analyst for "We're watching all of these big records fall, and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. 'Avatar' is dominating at a time where it has no big summer blockbusters to compete with it. It's perfectly poised to keep breaking all these records.""

Hollywood professes to claim that piracy is destroying their business. Neglected in this unsubstantiated biased assertion is the question of whether Hollywood is even producing quality movies that people desire to watch. Declines in Hollywood's revenue stream could simply be a reflection of poor product quality and the subsequent desire of the public not to spend money at the theater rather than piracy. Avatar affirms the concept - give the people what they want; they will come and spend.

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