[LINK] Weekend Magazine - P2P is Big business.

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Fri May 29 23:05:29 EST 2009


> Don't download movies using P2P.
> Om Padme Hum.....
> Downloading is a crime
> Om Padme Hum.....
> Stealing movies is a crime
> Om Padme Hum.......
> Stealing Music is a crime
> Om........


It's amazingly widespread, for eg put kick in front of any youtube addy
instead of using the mozilla add-on. Would agree P2P appears inevitable

www.kickyoutube.com  and, so i'm told, one can save in almost any format
depending on their finances (hard to arrange website advertising i guess)


> Or do P2P activities in Australia represent 5% of the country's GDP.
> 
> <snip>
> in Australia P2P is worth more than the entire combined revenue base of
> the member companies of the various industry bodies trying to stop
> P2P.(i.e.: EMI, Warner, MGM, Sony) 
> 
> Now multiply those figures by the population of the rest of the world
> and you have an industry globally that adds up to 
> $10,355,319,277,091.
> 	
> Putting it simply, worldwide, P2P is worth three times the value of the
> Global Financial Crisis - but in a good way. That means That technology
> that started because of the ubiquity of content has now outstripped the
> value of that content, and replaced it with something far more valuable.
> 
> The sound of Government cash registers ringing.
> 
> Basically, taxable revenue - yes I did say TAXABLE, dollars that your
> government obtains revenue from - unlike Movies and Music and overseas
> made TV shows. 
> 
> Entire article (inc speeadsheet) is here
> -->http://www.perceptric.com/blog/_archives/2009/5/29/4203779.html
> 
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