Dear movie industry, have you learned from Napster? #

Bill Wyman (no, of NPR, not the Stones) lays it al out in depth over on Slate.

The trouble facing the movie industry right now is the same one the music industry had to confront 10 years ago. This is the summing-up sentence I referred to above.The easiest and most convenient way to see the movies or TV shows you want is to get them illegally… Again, to belabor the obvious: The illegal version isn’t just free. It’s better.

Update: This is really a "blog post to which the answer is no", but Tom Sizemore points out on Twitter the new coalition called Creative America. I think I can bold that "no" with that link.

One Response to “Dear movie industry, have you learned from Napster?”

  1. Russ Nelson says:

    Except, of course, that the music industry never actually confronted the problem. They just decided that their best course of action was to use the law to attack the fans of their music.