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[dvd-discuss] Eric Flint prime palaver #6 on Copyright
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- Subject: [dvd-discuss] Eric Flint prime palaver #6 on Copyright
- From: John Schulien <jms(at)uic.edu>
- Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 14:24:09 -0500
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> Could it be that "soft" market that Eric Flint was talking about?
> The downturn in the economy maybe having people spending less on
> luxuries such as new CDs?
I don't buy it. At the same time that CD sales were tanking, movie and
DVD receipts were going through the roof. In good economic times,
people spend money on expensive luxuries. In bad economic times, people
spend money on inexpensive luxuries. You might not be able to afford
a new SUV, but you can probably afford a night out for dinner, or a
or a new CD.
So why are people buying and attending movies in record numbers,
and not buying CDs as much anymore?
I can't WAIT for copy-protected CDs to hit the market full-force. I
almost feel like starting a betting pool on how severe and devestating
the crash in CD sales volume will be when people discover that the new
CDs are deliberately designed to crash their computer. I'll throw in a
guess of 25% decline in sales by the end of the first year of copy
And of course, the recording industry will blame it on increased piracy.