NBC Universal: P2P hurts farmers

June 26, 2007

[speechless]
clipped from www.zeropaid.com

Says that “Movie theatres would sell more tickets and popcorn (and that) corn growers would earn greater profits and buy more farm equipment.”

In an odd statement made recently in a hearing with the FCC, NBC Universal tried to win over the hearts and minds of politicians by making the outrageous claim that P2P and file-sharing-related piracy hurts the wallets of poor corn farmers simply trying to make a living.

Their idea is that if more people went to the theaters to watch movies then more people would therefore buy popcorn and put more money in the pockets of farmers who could then “…earn greater profits and buy more farm equipment.”

The only problem with the argument is that corn farmers in this country are currently experiencing record high profits from corn bushel prices as the demand for govt mandated ethanol levels in gasoline production slowly increases.
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