So what you're saying is piracy had an effect on the music industry. Got it.
No one said piracy didn't have an effect on the music industry, but blaming piracy for the music industry's financial woes is lazy and dishonest. Piracy has also had an effect on the movie and video game industries too, yet somehow they've managed to thrive over the last 20 years while the music industry struggled during the same time period.
It couldn't possibly have had anything to do with the music industry's outdated business model and failure to embrace new and emerging digital formats. Nope, was all the fault of Napser, Limewire, etc that made consumers not want to spend $15-$20 for one or two songs on a CD full of filler material. But somehow people don't seem to mind paying $10-$12 on a movie ticket, $15-$30 for a DVD / Blu-Ray, or $60 for a video game even though most recent film and software releases can easily be found on the internet.
On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.