Urban Cohorts wrote:Yes, the studio should just shrug it off. Using your example (movies), I don't care how much money the studio loses because these studios are making a killing in profits for what they actually produce. They pay these stars vast sums of money and then pawn off huge prices to movie theaters, which in turn under-staff their companies and charge me an arm and a leg to go see a movie. And with this economy, why on earth would I want to pay ~$20 at a theater, when I can view the same movie for free on the internet? The movie producers should cut salary on actors for the benefit of the consumer. If they did that, more people would go to the theaters and thus less people would "illegally" download the movie.
At least professional sports are televised- if you don't want to fork out the money to go to the game and eat then simply watch the games on TV.
Was wondering how long it would take for someone to say it was ok to steal from the rich. By that logic, I can simply steal whatever I want from an Apple store and always fill my tank with gas at Exxon and drive off without paying for it. How did you put it... they should just shrug it off. Who cares that stealing is illegal and just flat out wrong, it's their fault because they charge so much, right? It isn't the criminal's fault they chose/choose to steal, this is the land of excuses now, so it has to be someone else's fault. You know, someone making $20K per year is rich compared to someone on welfare, so does the "it's ok to steal from the rich" still apply in that situation, or is it only your definition of rich that it is ok to steal from?
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