Originally Posted by holymadness
In any case, the law cost $11 billion per year and was completely backwards; why are taxpayer dollars being used to sustain old media monopolies instead of being invested in new ways of purchasing and consuming content online?
While those special interest groups, namely the MPAA and RIAA, are major contributors to US congress members campaign funds and have armies of copyright trolls to do their bidding, nothing will change.
If these organisations spent a tenth of what they spend on buying congress members votes and copyright lawyers, into improving their members business and distribution systems and look at modernising how they operate within the modern global digital age, things might improve. But it won't and piracy will keep on sailing the internet main.
In point of fact, the RIAA and MPAA could be said to be encouraging the whole problem through their inaction and resistance to change, not attempting to resolve it.