Movie Makers Offer Reward for Bootleggers

Just in case you thought record company executives were foisting the most ridiculous antipiracy solutions on users, consider what Hollywood is now doing to prevent users from creating low-quality bootlegs of movies by recording them during viewings with a camcorder: Tinseltown executives are offering $500 bounties for each person they catch making the illegal movie copies, which must be draining the movie industry of at least several dollars of revenue per year. Guys, get a life: Unlike record sales, movie sales continue to skyrocket, and movie companies make even more money on foreign markets, cable, and DVD sales.

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