Piracy? What Piracy? Study shows booming Entertainment-Market

Mike Masnick von Techdirt hat auf der Midem Konferenz in Cannes eine Studie zur Entwicklung des Entertainment-Markts in den letzten Jahren unter dem Einfluss des Internets veröffentlicht. Diese Zahlen sollte man jedem inkompetenten Politiker-Fatzke ins Gesicht schmieren, der für ACTA oder SOPA argumentiert:

* According to MPAA, box office revenues grew 25 percent from 2006 to 2010 from $25.5 billion to $31.8 billion.
* Data from PricewaterhouseCoopers and iDATE show that from 1998-2010 the value of the worldwide entertainment industry grew from $449 billion to $745 billion.
* From 1999 to 2009 music concert sales in the US tripled from $1.5 billion to $4.6 billion
* Consumers’ choices growing as more movies are produced jumping from 5,635 films produced globally in 2005 to 7,193 in 2009.
* BLS data also show entertainment sector employment also grew 20 percent during that last decade and 43 percent for those identified as independent artists.

The Sky Is Rising: The Entertainment Industry Is Large & Growing… Not Shrinking, Torrentfreak: What Piracy? The Entertainment Industry is BOOMING!